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Tustin's North Hangar Sustains Roof Damage

UPDATE: The Orange County Register provided an update on the hangar damage and stabilization efforts on July 15, 2014. A full version of the article can be read by following this link.

Click here to view a time lapse video of the hangar stabilization efforts.

On Monday October 7, there was a partial collapse of a roof structure located on one of the two historic hangars located at the former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in the City of Tustin. Fortunately, no one was hurt and several employees located at the site were able to evacuate. Due to the diligent work of the Orange County Fire Authority, in cooperation with the Navy and City of Tustin Building Department, the North Hangar has been secured.

In November 2010, Orange County Parks (OC Parks) began preparation of a concept plan for a regional park and adaptive reuse of the North Hangar. Since that time, OC Parks has been actively moving forward with park implementation. The two hangars continue to be under the purview of the Navy and the City will participate and assist the Navy and OC Parks in moving forward.

Although the City has not determined the exact cause of the collapse at the North Hangar, it is believed to have been a storage and observation room. With regards to the South Hangar, the City feels secure in the structural integrity of the building.