Severe Weather and Strong Winds Caused This Airport Hangar in Houston to Collapse
Severe storms in southeast Houston caused a large hangar at Hobby Airport to collapse on Tuesday night.
According to ABC 13, the private plane hangar, owned by Jet Aviation and located on West Monroe Road at Scranton Street, was pummelled overnight by strong winds up to 60 miles per hour. A total of eight planes, four inside and four outside the hangar, were left severely damaged.
Thankfully, no one was hurt during the storm.
HPD Lieutenant Larry Crowson told ABC 13 that police were called in a little after midnight to help the fire department with the damage. Bill Begley, the public information officer at Hobby, said the damage could cost millions of dollars to repair.
“There's only so much you can prepare for,” Begley told ABC 13. “We lease this area out to companies and they build the facilities so we're trying to support them and trying to recover what's happening here. Mother Nature can be pretty strong.”
Luckily, the damage and work to clear debris from the runways has caused no flight delays.