Mon, May 03, 2010
Several Planes Damaged As Well, One Hangar Leveled
A severe thunderstorm that
ripped across Iowa's Dubuque Regional Airport (KDBQ) Thursday
leveled one hanger and tore at two others, leaving several damaged
airplanes in its wake.
Airport officials said 13 to 15 GA airplanes were damaged by the
windstorm and debris. At one point, the control tower recorded wind
gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, which caused one hangar to
Dubuque Regional Airport manager Todd Dalsing said the oldest
hangar on the airport was the most heavily damaged, according to
television station KCRG. That hangar had been built between 45 and
50 years ago, he said, making it the oldest structure on the
Dalsing said many of the planes would likely be unsalvageable.
"In my seventeen years here I have never seen damage to this
extent," he told the station.
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