Hangar Wall Collapses at O'Hare Airport

No injuries were reported, cause of the collapse unknown

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 10:53 AM CDT
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The wall of an airplane hangar collapsed early Thursday at O'Hare International Airport. No injuries were reported, but the collapse left a huge hole in the structure.

The wall of an airplane hangar collapsed early Thursday at O'Hare International Airport. No injuries were reported, but the collapse left a huge hole in the structure.

A wall of a hangar collapsed early Thursday at O'Hare International Airport.

No injuries were reported, but the collapse left a huge hole in a side of the structure. Sky 5 helicopter video shows debris scattered around the base of the hangar and a flap loose on one side.

It's not clear what caused the collapse, police said.

According to the National Weather Service, a downburst occurred early Thursday over O'Hare and 70 mph winds were recorded. A downburst is a strong downdraft that causes damaging winds from a thunderstorm.

It hasn't been confirmed if weather played a role.
 

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