Wind rips off airport roof, damaging multimillion-dollar airplanes

  • 05/04/2018

A roof was blown off a hangar at an airport in Houston.

Strong winds in Houston have caused a hangar to collapse at one of the city's airports, damaging planes and scattering debris.

The US National Weather Service says gusts of about 100km/h were recorded on Tuesday evening (local time) at Hobby Airport.

Authorities say the wind appears to have caused the hangar at a private terminal to disintegrate. An airport spokesman said the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage.

There have been no reports of injuries.

Houston police said the hangar is owned by Jet Aviation.

 Airport officials say up to eight aircraft were damaged, but no commercial flights were affected.