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Abilene Regional Airport hit hard by Thursday hailstorm

By George Levesque, Managing Editor/Anchor, glevesque@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 06:45:42 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2014 07:19:13 PM CDT
Airport Skylight Damage

There was severe damage to the skylights, with some shattered or cracked by very large hail. Many windows on the north side of the airport were destroyed.

ABILENE, Texas -

Abilene Regional Airport was hit extremely hard by what turned out to be a damaging hailstorm Thursday night.

Airport General Manager Don Green said holes were punched through the parking lot awnings.

There was also severe damage to the skylights, with some shattered or cracked by very large hail. Many windows on the north side of the airport were destroyed.

There was damage to planes, including damage to one that was about to take off. It was brought back to the terminal and passengers were taken off the plane. No passengers were injured.