The doomsday aircraft, E-4B, used by the US Air Force was hit by a tornado on June 16th in Nebraska. Damage was reported to two E-4Bs and 8 other aircraft on the ground at the Air Force base. Six of the other 8 aircraft (RC-135s) have since returned to service. Luckily the primary E-4B was away on assignment during the storm that caused the damage.
Talk about a rare chain of events. While tornadoes are common this time of year in Tornado Alley, it is quite a 1 in a million chance of hitting an airport. Reminds me of when St. Louis International was hit a few years ago by a tornado. I find it more ironic that the E-4Bs were included in the damage. They are prepared to survive a nuclear explosion in the air but cant stand up to a tornado on the ground. Looks like Mother Nature still is the most destructive force out there.