The Tennessee Wing generated thousands of aerial images of damage resulting from the deadly tornado that struck Nashville and surrounding mid-state communities March 3.
In all, the wing conducted nine flights – four devoted to aerial photography, four to relocate key personnel and one to observation – and also deployed a pair of ground teams to survey the damage.
“This is a very difficult mission due to the scale of the damage and the human tragedy,” said
Lt. Col. Rob Borsari, the wing’s director of operations
“We have flown a total of 15 hours and collected thousands of images of the damaged areas.”
One of the wing’s planes, a Cessna 1
2, was destroyed on the ground when the EF-4 tornado struck John C. Tune Airport in Nashville.