Tornado Index # 19700203.12.10

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191970-02-0306:35:00 3 Florida200100.1 Sarasota$50K-$500K-27.07-82.43--
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2011-01-25 16:38:56
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I believe that this tornado struck the ramp at Venice Airport. This HAS to be the storm as I have photos dated 1970 that show damaged aircraft. I lived about five blocks north of the airport and I was in the fourth grade at the time.

One of the more memorable images was that of a small airplane (possible a Piper Cherokee) that had been tossed into the air. It came to rest upside down upon a building next to the ramp. The fuselage was broken in two with the front half of the plane lying on the roof and the back half hanging from it down the side of the building.

All-in-all, it was quite a mess. Although I was very young and it has been a long time, I distinctly remember there being quite a few (possibly a dozen or so) damaged planes.

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