Turner wants suppliers to keep building, but wait to ship. He says the goal is to make the facility safe once again and then work can continue.
Sunday April 15, 2012
Update from Spirit AeroSystems:
- All operations are suspended Monday and Tuesday
- Workers should not come to work unless directly contacted
- Decisions will be made later about work for the rest of the week
- Hundreds of workers were on duty when the storm hit - no one was hurt
- Operations are suspended for the time being
- Engineers are inspecting all of the buildings
- Some buildings have more damage than others
- Workers will find out later today about Monday's workday
Update from Boeing
- Due to the area wide power outage, Boeing will suspend operations through Monday and will assess conditions at that time to resume full operations.
- Assessing the damage and while it is still too early to provide specific details, we do know the Wichita site sustained damage to one building
- No on site injuries
- Boeing employees are asked to contact the Boeing emergency response number for further information: 1-800 899-6431
Photos: Aerial Shots of Wichita damage
Update from Hawker Beechcraft:
- Limited and isolated damage to the roof of the Plant IV manufacturing facility on Greenwich.
- Containment is underway.
- No damage to other buildings.
- No personnel injuries.
- No damage to aircraft.
- At this time, Company intends for all regularly scheduled personnel to report to work on Monday.
We will continue to keep you updated as needed.
The tornado that went through the south part of Wichita, damaged Spirit AeroSystems.
At Spirit, all buildings received some damage and six buildings have significant damage. Four of those six buildings had employees in them, all employees are safe and accounted for. Two buildings have haz mat issues that are being addressed.
Photos: Damage in Wichita Area
Statement from Spirit:
Spirit AeroSystems did receive significant damage to its facility earlier tonight. Our first priority is the safety and well being of our employees. We are suspending operations tonight; employees who
were scheduled to report to work tonight or tomorrow should not report unless contacted directly. We will not be able to fully assess the damage until daylight.
Hawker Beechcraft also sustained damage. Plant 4, building 80 has heavy roof damage, downed trees and light poles. There's also some damage to the mobile home park across the street. Hawker says it will further assess Sunday when the sun comes up.