Looking Back At The 1979 Windsor Locks Tornado

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On Oct. 3, 1979, a tornado came through Windsor and Windsor Locks. (John Long, Hartford Courant)

Today is the 34th anniversary of the Windsor and Windsor Locks tornado.

On October 3, 1979, a tornado came through Windsor and Windsor Locks. It left three dead, dozens injured and millions of dollars of damage. It destroyed many historic planes at the outdoor exhibit area of the New England Air Museum, then called the Bradley Air Museum.

Read the story from that day here.

Read about what the forecasters said that day.

Read about the airliner coming in for a landing in the midst of the storm.

Click here to see photos of the historic storm on www.courant.com.

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