Three people died and nine were injured in Boise, Idaho when a hangar under construction collapsed at the airport. The city reported that five of the injured were in critical condition and were hospitalized. The collapse occurred at a private company located at the Boise Airport. The Fire Department’s chief of operations, Aaron Hummel, described the incident as a “large-scale collapse” and stated that there were no missing people. He also mentioned that the collapse was “catastrophic.”
The collapse did not affect operations at the Boise airport. Some of the victims were on an elevated platform at the time of the collapse, which required a specialized rescue operation. A crane also collapsed during the incident. The hangar was under construction and authorities are investigating the cause of the collapse. The incident occurred next to Jackson Jet Center, which offers rental and maintenance services for private planes.
Boise city records showed that contractor Big D Builders had obtained permits to build a hangar for more than 3,000 airplanes. The project was a $6.2 million construction that included a concrete foundation and a metal building. Attempts to contact Big D Builders for comment were unsuccessful. Jessica Flynn, general manager of Jackson Jet Center, expressed her condolences to those affected by the incident and stated that the focus is on supporting the team and partners during this difficult time.
The incident took place just west of the current Jackson Jet Center facility, in a hangar under construction where dozens of people were working. The cause of the hangar collapse is still unknown. The attention is now on supporting the team and partners during this difficult time.
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