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Video: Chinese Airport Roof Collapses Due to Gale-Force Winds

March 06, 2018
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Video: Chinese Airport Roof Collapses Due to Gale-Force Winds
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Part of an outdoor roof collapsed at Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN) in eastern China on Sunday after gale-force winds ripped through the region.

Footage on social media shows passengers inside the airport running away and screaming as the roof collapsed. Additional footage shows the roof collapsing from the outside as well. The exterior of the airport's Terminal 2 roof collapses in a domino effect as its slats blow in the wind and fall to the ground.

Weather reports from Sunday night recorded that wind speeds reached up to nearly 70mph, according to South China Morning Post. A representative for the airport told SCMP that flights were postponed after the roof collapse due to the high winds. The airport returned to normal operation on Monday morning.

Changbei Airport (KHN) was built in 1996, and last year, served more than 10 million travelers. No injuries were reported after the roof collapsed.


H/T: Travel + Leisure

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