Hillsboro Airport, Columbus Day Storm damage

Title

Hillsboro Airport, Columbus Day Storm damage

Description

Black and white image of a pile of debris, including a small airplane resting upside down on the top of the pile. Airplanes, hangars, and even navigational beacons were blown away at local airports during the storm. The highest winds recorded in the Portland area reached 116 mph, but many local anemometers (wind gauges) were destroyed by the storm after reaching their measurement capacity. Oregon airports reported a total of 226 airplanes damaged and 56 completely wrecked, along with twenty-four hangars destroyed by the Columbus Day Storm.

Date Created

1962-10

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_012713

Rights

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Collection