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Roofs Collapse Across Virginia

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    Hangar Collapses at Dulles Int'l Airport

    Planes damaged when hangar collapses (Published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010)

    The roofs of two airline hangars collapsed due to the snow, while the roof of a Virginia ice rink also caved in. 

    One of the collapses happened at Manassas Regional Airport at 10520 Wakeman Drive. There were no people or planes in the building, and no one was injured, but officials said the collapse did break a gas line, causing a significant gas leak, InsideNova.com reported.

    The 24,000-square-foot hanger is owned by Dulles Aviation, Inc.

    Earlier in the day, the Fairfax County Fire-Rescue cave-in team was called to the Dulles Jet Center near Dulles International Airport after the roof of the private jet hangar collapsed due to the snow, officials said.

    The structure partially collapsed before rescue crews arrived, and the rest of it collapsed after five people were evacuated.

    Several private jets were damaged. The building has been condemned.

    Meanwhile, the roof of the Prince William Ice Center collapsed Saturday afternoon, according to InsideNova.com.  The site reported that the roof began sagging while skaters were still inside, but they were evacuated before the structure collapsed.