Video captures powerful winds that damaged aircraft at Baton Rouge airport
BATON ROUGE – A brief but powerful storm blew over a few small planes at the airport Tuesday afternoon.
Landon Dinecola posted video to Facebook of the storm’s howling winds and rain blowing through a metal building at the Baton Rouge airport around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The video thread quickly became a conversation between Dinecola and weather observers, experts and forecasters.
Dinecola said as many as four planes were toppled by the wind and the door to a hanger was ripped off.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The airport told WBRZ winds reached about 70 mph at the time the video was recorded. Four single-engine, 2-4 passenger planes were damaged.
For larger planes, the storm caused a few take-off and landing delays.
Click HERE for WBRZ weather information.
Pat Shingleton said it was an isolated thunderstorm and suspects straight-lined winds were strong enough to topple the airplanes.
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