Saturday, February 20, 2016

Severe storms destroy at least six light planes at airport in Sydney’s south-west

Overnight storms in Sydney have wreaked havoc in the city’s south-west, with at least six light planes destroyed and 12 buildings flattened at Camden Airport by the storm.

The Bureau of Meteorology declared the storm was “very dangerous” yesterday afternoon with destructive winds, giant hailstones and very heavy rainfall lashing the area.

The owner of the airfield told 9NEWS he was devastated by the damage to the aircraft.

“You could probably see about ten feet out of the door, the darkness came over, the building started to shake, the roof and the back wall disappeared at the same time and debris flew all over us, its absolute devastation around the place,” he said.

It’s believed only one man received minor injuries during the destructive storm.

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