Powerful nor'easter winds lift grounded plane and throw it into fence

The New Bedford Regional Airport manager said the scene '[did] make for a good photo' after the engineless plane came to rest in a roadway.

10/27/2021 10:54:00 PM

The New Bedford Regional Airport manager said the scene '[did] make for a good photo' after the engineless plane came to rest in a roadway.

The New Bedford Regional Airport manager said the scene '[did] make for a good photo' after the engineless plane came to rest in a roadway.

Although the threat of flash flooding had waned by Wednesday morning, officials have issued warnings forintense and potentially-dangerous winds in the region. Massachusetts in particular has been inundated with these heavy gusts, as winds on Tuesday surpassed 90 mph in some areas. By Wednesday morning, social media had been flooded with reports of fallen trees and downed power lines.

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Strong Nor'easter winds blew an engineless airplane into a fence at a Massachusetts airport. The New York City skyline amid an October 2021 Nor'easter storm, Hoboken, New Jersey.Gary Hershorn/Getty ImagesNew Bedford Regional Airport in Bristol County, Massachusetts is one such affected location. According to a 6:58 a.m. Wednesday National Weather Service report, winds brought by the nor'easter managed to physically lift and move a small airplane that was grounded at the site.

According to the airport's assistant manager Michael Crane,per WPRI, the airplane had been securely fastened to the ground. The ties, however, were no match for the wind: somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m., the plane was lifted and flipped over a fence before being plopped back down to earth. headtopics.com

Following the incident, airport personnel secured the plane to the fence as a precautionary measure, to prevent the aircraft from causing any further damage.Luckily, no injuries were reported. Read more: Newsweek »

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