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Wind gusts cause hangar collapse at Hobby Airport in Houston

Wind gusts cause hangar collapse at Hobby Airport in Houston

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HOUSTON (AP) — Strong winds that swept through the Houston area have caused a hangar to collapse at one of the city's airports, damaging planes and scattering debris.

The National Weather Service says gusts of about 60 mph (100 kph) were recorded late Tuesday at Hobby Airport.

Severe Weather Texas
Authorities look over the damage caused by winds at an airplane hangar at William P. Hobby Airport Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Houston. The National Weather Service says gusts of about 60 mph (100 kph) were recorded late Tuesday at the airport. Authorities say the wind appears to have caused the hangar at a private terminal to disintegrate. An airport spokesman, Bill Begley, says the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage. There have been no reports of injuries (Godofredo A. Vasquez /Houston Chronicle via AP)

Authorities say the wind appears to have caused the hangar at a private terminal to disintegrate. An airport spokesman, Bill Begley, says the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage. There have been no reports of injuries.

Houston police Lieutenant Larry Crowson says the hangar is owned by Jet Aviation.

Severe Weather Texas
High winds damaged an airplane hangar at William P. Hobby Airport Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Houston. The National Weather Service says gusts of about 60 mph (100 kph) were recorded late Tuesday at the airport. Authorities say the wind appears to have caused the hangar at a private terminal to disintegrate. An airport spokesman, Bill Begley, says the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage. There have been no reports of injuries (Godofredo A. Vasquez /Houston Chronicle via AP)

Broadcast images show debris atop at least two planes, with the nose of one aircraft pushed to the ground. Airport officials say up to eight aircraft are damaged, but that no commercial flights are affected.

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