Meacham Airport Damaged by Sunday's Storm

Airport, all runways, open Monday

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    Severe storms on Sunday hit Meacham Airport in Fort Worth hard with winds around 70 mph. (Published Monday, Aug 13, 2012)

    Numerous aircraft, several buildings and a hangar at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth sustained severe damage from Sunday evening's storm.

    The airport, and all runways, are open Monday even though the airport is currently operating on generator power.

    15 Planes, Hangar Damaged at Meacham

    [DFW] 15 Planes, Hangar Damaged at Meacham
    More than a dozen planes and a hangar at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth suffered severe damage from Sunday's storm. (Published Monday, Aug 13, 2012)

    City officials said about 15 planes, including several helicopters, were damaged in the storm. Two of the airplanes flipped over, including one that flew over a fence as 76 mph winds ripped through the airport.

    Aviation Way, on the airport's north side, remains closed as debris from a destroyed hangar is cleared from the roadway.  Pieces of that hangar also came to rest on top of several nearby aircraft.  More than 10 other buildings also suffered damage.

    Wind Damages Hangar at Meacham Airport

    [DFW] Wind Damages Hangar at Meacham Airport
    A severe storm that pushed through Tarrant County late Sunday ripped apart a hangar at Meacham Airport. (Raw video) (Published Monday, Aug 13, 2012)

    While an official damage estimate has not been determined, aviation director Bill Welstead said damage could push into the millions of dollars.

    NBC 5's Chris Van Horne contributed to this report.