Aircraft. Japan (2): huge damage to Kansai airport
In addition to flooding, an oil tanker hit the ground connection bridge -2 VIDEO
One of the largest airports in Japan namely the "Kansai" in Osaka will be closed from today for a period not defined yet due to the damage caused by the most powerful typhoon in the last 25 years. The main damage to the "internal" infrastructures at the airport were caused by the water that completely flooded a runway and the parts below the sea level of the terminals, while to the "external" the typhoon "Jebi" probably caused the most serious damage: a drifting oil tanker -with 11 people on board- hit the bridge that connects the airport to the mainland.
On impact, part of the bridge collapsed and the structure was severely damaged as the road axis had moved; a major damage because without the viaduct the Osaka airport is completely cut off and only reachable by ship. In addition to this within the airport it would seem that there are about 1000 people between employees and passengers who can not yet be evacuated due to the strong wind that is whipping the city of Japan.
Below, videos about the impact of the oil tanker with the bridge and the situation at Osaka airport:
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