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Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Wed May 15, 2002 11:08 am
by DeltaAir
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A hangar at the municipal airport exploded Tuesday night.

Witnesses said a hangar on the north side of the airport exploded and collapsed after a fire burned in the building.

The explosion happened about 6:55 p.m. CDT. Witnesses said secondary fires were burning.

Flames and heavy smoke were visible on the roof of the hangar at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport.

Law enforcement agents blocked off many of the roads near the airport because the Grand Island Fire Department was dealing with potential hazardous materials.

Two planes with fuel in them were stored in the hangar when the fire broke out, The Grand Island Independent reported.

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Wed May 15, 2002 11:11 am
by hkgspotter1
Sounds like a hanger fire, nothing more....I hope.

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Wed May 15, 2002 3:25 pm
by acidradio
No it HAD to be terrorists. Definitely. Islamic Terrorists. In Nebraska.

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Wed May 15, 2002 10:03 pm
by Greg
Protesting the new state motto: Nebraska...Gateway to Nowhere!

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 2:35 am
by rj777
HEY! I Live in Nebraska. In Omaha, Actually. That explosion could have been anything!


RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 2:38 am
by EGGD
Oh come on, it HAS to be islamic freedom fighters in Nebraska. We all KNOW it was them, they did it, they've always hated the way Nebraska is run!

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 2:42 am
by jcxp15
This must have made the front page in every paper in the Midwest. I mean, besides deadly tornadoes, what else really is there to do there besides work in the fields? Hopefully no one got hurt though...

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 2:44 am
by Flying-Tiger
Apparently two Beech 1900D, Great Lakes Aviation, have been destroyed in the fire. The fire broke out at one of the doors if I remember correct.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
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RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 2:52 am
by Greg
RJ777...I was kidding...
We have a family ranch about twenty five miles west of Omaha. I fly into Eppley a couple times a year when my folks are there (they live in Los Angeles).

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 3:19 am
by Hurricane
You never know...Omaha is a fairly large town...(650,000 people?) But I can guarantee you nobody is terrorizing Grand Island (even 100,000?) I've been thru there...I have family out there...pretty much nothing in that part of the state...

GO BIG RED!

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 6:12 am
by DSMav8r
(ignoring the incredible ignorance in this post)... It may come as a shock to some people (especially people on the EAST COAST), not everyone who lives in Nebraska is a frickin farmer. I live in a cosmopolitan city of 750,000, Omaha. I don't farm, I don't know anybody who farms, I could care less about farms...EVERY state in this country has rural/ag areas, so get off your ignorant high-horse.

Terrorism can hit anywhere, nobody is immune from it. But anyway, the explosion at GRI was nothing more than a hanger fire which set off some secondary explosions. No terrorism.

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:11 am
by 5280AGL
LOL - Bring on the stupidity! Last time I drove thru California, I couldn't believe the amount of farms and agriculture. Same goes for New York, Illinois, Texas, yada, yada, yada. I guess everyone in L.A. and New York are farmers for living in a state with so many of them!

Oh well, I guess if I went through a typical urban, eastern school system, I would be clueless as well.  Big grin


RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:51 am
by EGGD
Terrorism can hit anywhere, nobody is immune from it. But anyway, the explosion at GRI was nothing more than a hanger fire which set off some secondary explosions. No terrorism.


LMAO!!! Well duh  Insane

RE: Explosion Reported At Grand Island Airport

Posted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:55 am
by 5280AGL
EGGD - Grow up, little boy. Haven't you made yourself look like an idiot enough already?