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Hurricane damages 8 planes at Minsk airport - in pictures
8 planes were damaged at the Minsk international airport by the hurricane that ripped through Belarus on July 13. The airport's press office reports that 5 planes suffered insignificant damage (scratches and bendings from the falling objects) but 3 planes were heavily damaged. A Belavia Boeing passenger jet collided with Antonov 12 cargo plane at the parking ramp. One light plane flipped over and was damaged very seriously. Strong winds smashed several windows at the building of the airport and destroyed the roof. Nobody was injured.
The airport worked as usual during the storm. The flights that were diverted to land at alternate airports in Homiel and Vilnius have returned to the home hub.