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Wind gusts cause hangar collapse at Hobby Airport in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Strong winds that swept through the Houston area caused a hangar to collapse at one of the city’s airports, damaging planes and scattering debris.

The National Weather Service saids gusts of about 60 mph were recorded late Tuesday at Hobby Airport.

Authorities said the wind caused the hangar at a private terminal to disintegrate. An airport spokesman, Bill Begley, said the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage. There were no reports of injuries.

Houston police Lieutenant Larry Crowson said 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 said up to eight aircraft were damaged, but no commercial flights were affected.

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