Tornado Tosses Airliners In Turkey

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A tornado ripped through the airport at Antalya Turkey on Saturday, injuring 12 people and causing millions of dollars in damage as it marched down a line of airliners parked on the ramp. None of the injuries are considered life threatening. The wind knocked over buses and service vehicles on the ramp and pushed equipment into the airliners. Large pieces of debris also struck the planes and the terminal building. Officials said three buses and several pieces of ground equipment were toppled.

The twister was one of as many as five that touched down in Antalya, which was just recovering from a tornado and major storm that hit the region on Thursday. The same storm brought heavy rain to the coast and snow to the mountains of the Balkan region and Turkey.

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Comments (2)

Always wondered what would happen to the financial health of the insurance companies if a tornado went through Teterboro or West Palm Beach airports with the heavy concentration of ga airplanes there.

Posted by: matthew wagner | January 28, 2019 12:59 PM    Report this comment

Any info on what the tornado rated on the Fujita scale?

Posted by: Glynn Graham | January 30, 2019 12:10 PM    Report this comment

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