High Winds Damage Aircraft At Jones Riverside Airport

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 6:56 pm
By: News On 6

Extremely high winds upset one plane and damaged several others as severe weather blew through Jones Riverside Airport late Thursday afternoon.

Osage SkyNews 6 HD pilot Dustin Stone had a front row seat for the storm. He and other pilots were grounded when the airport shut down operations due to lightning around 3 p.m.

The airport pulled back all the planes that were lined up to take off, and they were all parked just before the storm hit.

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"When the storms really got going and the winds picked up, they were scooting planes all over the place," he said. "There was small hail and a lot of lightning."

Dustin said visibility dropped to where he couldn't see the other side of the airport just after 4 p.m. 

Wind broke ties on a Cessna 172 flipping it over completely. Several other planes sustained some damage to the nose or wing tips.