Part of the roof of a hangar collapsed at a former military base in Tustin, damaging a $35-million dirigible and causing it to leak helium, according to ABC News.
The collapse left a 25-by-25-foot hole in the ceiling and caused a helium leak in the 254 foot long airship about 7:45 a.m., Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. No one was injured, he added, according to Fox News.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who was at the hanger Monday, said the roof collapse worried him because the county is slated to take over the structure. “This is going to raise serious questions about the future of this hanger and whether Orange County can afford future liability,” Spitzer said, according to the L.A. Times. Continue reading