Hurricane damage at Nashville airport

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Cleanup and damage assessments continue at John C Tune Airport in West Nashville, Tennessee, which sustained massive damage from the early morning storms on March 3.

An estimated US$93m in infrastructure damage alone was sustained, including damage to the terminal and other buildings and infrastructure, among them 17 hangars, airfield, pavement, navigational aids, signage, lighting, fencing, utilities, and more. This estimate does not include damage to more than 90 aircraft and other personal property such as vehicles. No injuries were reported.

“John C Tune Airport was devastated. Still, we will immediately begin rebuilding and will open for operations as soon as it is safe to do so. Like all of Nashville, we will work together to recover,” said Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of Nashville International Airport.

The area around the airport has been secured and communication with stakeholders and tenants is ongoing.

John C Tune, in the Cockrill Bend area of West Nashville, is the busiest general aviation airport in the state, with over 86,000 operations in 2019. Owned and operated by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, it provides a valuable and much-needed function as a reliever airport to Nashville International Airport.

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