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On the night of August 11th at about 9:30 PM a strong storm hit the Chandler Airport. 30 planes were damaged or destroyed. Aircraft parts were littering the ramp. I saw radios, fiberglass wing tips, seat belts, nose gear with wheel, etc. One of the flight schools lost all 6 planes that it had stationed at KCHD. One was thrown about 50 yards and over a fence into the parking lot.
Several of the planes still had the tie down chains attached to their wings. Either the chains broke were pulled from the ground.