St. Louis airport tornado causes shutdown, damaged properties and injuries reported (Video)

By on Apr 23, 2011 in Natural Disasters, Travel, United States Comments

Update: April 24, 2011 3:47 p.m.

Read Lambert St. Louis Airport reopens after hit by tornado, flights resume

A tornado hit the St. Louis airport on Friday night that caused it to shutdown with several people injured, and the effect was shown in the news report video shown below.

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According to reports, Lambert St. Louis Airport was hit by a strong tornado that caused some people to be injured and damaged properties, as the airport has been temporarily closed.

Apparently, main terminal’s crashed windows flew to some passengers as KMOV St Louis News 4 TV reported that two people were immediately brought to the nearest hospitals but no airplane was damaged.

In addition, National Weather Service (NWS) said a portion of the airport’s roof ripped off as the devastating twister landed on the ground for several miles, which was observed from the airport’s tower.

As noted by Lambert-St. Louis International Airport spokesman Jerry Lea to local news, the number of people injured is not yet known as well as the extent of the damage.

Nevertheless, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the airport was closed at around 9 p.m. (local time), in which the Concourse C being used by American Airlines, AirTran and Cape Air.

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