Wind-damaged hangar repaired at Peterson AF Base |

Wind-damaged hangar repaired at Peterson AF Base

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Peterson Air Force Base is repairing the roof of a hangar heavily damaged by high winds last month.

About half the hangar’s roof was torn off on May 25. The Air Force estimates the damage at $140,000.

Two single-engine civilian planes that were parked outside the hangar were damaged when the roof blew off.

Both planes belonged to the Peterson Air Force Base Aero Club. Bob Jerman, the club’s senior flight instructor, says one is a total loss. The other has been repaired and is back in service.

No injuries were reported.

The new roof will have an extra layer of wood and a rubber cover to protect against similar storms. It’s expected to be complete by June 30.

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