Hail storm damaged planes at Los Alamos airport

Posted at: 10/18/2012 7:40 AM
By: The Associated Press

 LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - It turns out a recent hail storm at the Los Alamos airport didn't do a lot of highly visible damage but that numerous dings to metal surfaces to parked aircraft are causing big problems.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports that many planes' thin metal surfaces suffered hundreds of dings and divots, making them a risk to fly.

Airport manager Peter Soderquist says up to 18 planes were damaged last week by what he described as an intense storm that produced hail of about an inch in diameter.

According to Soderquist, every plane at the airport was damaged one way or another.

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