Natural Gas Line Ruptures at Private Business Des Moines Airport

DES MOINES, Iowa — Emergency crews were called to the Des Moines International Airport Tuesday morning after a gas line was ruptured at one of the private hangers on site.

It happened just before 8:30 a.m. at Elliott Aviation. Airport Director Kevin Foley says the line was hit during concrete construction.

The Des Moines HazMat crew was called in as well as the airport’s fire department. MidAmerican Energy workers were able to turn off the gas and are working to repair the line.

Foley says the incident didn’t cause any disruptions to commercial operations at the airport but Elliott Aviation did have to move several airplanes away from the leak as a precaution.