Winds Collapse Chautauqua Hangar

Aviation International News » September 2005
October 2, 2006, 11:21 AM

Strong wind gusts from August 5 thunderstorms collapsed part of the roof of a new maintenance hangar under construction for Chautauqua Airlines at Louisville International Airport. None of the construction workers on the scene at the time sustained injuries. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 53 miles per hour at the airport at the time of the collapse. Chautauqua’s parent company, Republic Airways, in March broke ground on the new 60,000-square-foot building.

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