Thursday, March 31, 2011

STORM BATTERS SUN 'N FUN FLY-IN; 70 TRAPPED IN COLLAPSED BUILDING

STORM BATTERS SUN 'N FUN FLY-IN; 70 TRAPPED IN COLLAPSED BUILDING

I just receieved this AV Web alert.

Damage at Lakeland, Florida's Sun 'n Fun air show may be in the millions after a storm blew through late Thursday morning, damaging aircraft and structures on the ground. Everyone has been accounted for on-site, and there are no reports of serious injuries. Initial reports on cable news channels indicated that 70 people were trapped under a collapsed roof, but those reports appear to have been unfounded. Lakeland Police Department's Terri Smith, whom AVweb spoke with on-site, informs us that no building have collapsed. (Some outlets are reporting that a tent collapse had temporarily trapped those inside.) Storms were still moving through the area after the initial onslaught.

If you follow the link you can see photos and videos of this terrible tragedy. Yes, no lives were lost - but people had been looking forward to this event for so long...and now...in one split second...destruction.

1 comment:

JetAviator7 said...

It makes me sick to see all of those lovely airplanes strewn around the airport.

I find it interesting that the tv commentators all seem to think these are all total losses - they don't know how good aircraft mechanics are!

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