Sheldon, Iowa — Strong winds caused major damage to Sheldon’s airport early this morning. Straight-line winds of 95 miles an hour caused a hangar to collapse just before 5:30 a.m. Kari Vust works at Midwest Flying Service, which is based at the airport.
The estimated half a million dollars in losses will be covered by insurance, according to Vust.
On-line records indicate 26 planes are stored at Sheldon’s airport. Twenty are single-engine planes. One is a jet. No one was injured at the airport in this morning’s storm.
Radio Iowa assisted with this story.