Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport
Strong winds from one of Imelda's bands of rain toppled small planes at Baton Rouge's airport. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Video provided to WAFB shows violent winds ripping through a hanger at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Tuesday, Sept. 17.

WAFB’s Dr. Steve Caparotta noted a severe storm moved through the area around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The airport reported a gust of about 66 mile per hour winds.

The band of rain and wind was associated with Tropical Depression Imelda.

Severe storm hits Baton Rouge Metro Airport

WOW! Check out this video captured from a hangar at Baton Rouge Metro Airport around 3:30 this afternoon as a severe storm rolled through. The airport reported a wind gust of 66 mph. 📹: Landon Dinecola

Posted by Steve Caparotta WAFB on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A spokesman for the airport said several single-engine prop GA (General Aviation) aircraft were flipped by high winds. A few were aircraft no longer in use, scheduled to be removed from the airfield, but two were active GA aircraft. The aircraft were confirmed to be single engine 2-4 seat prop aircraft.

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