Wind gusts cause hangar collapse at Hobby Airport in Houston

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Houston’s Hobby Airport spokesman Bill Begley says the hangar collapse caused millions of dollars of damage. | Godofredo A. Vasquez /Houston Chronicle via AP

HOUSTON — 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 were recorded late Tuesday at Hobby 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.

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

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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