Sunday, 20 October, 2019

6 injured due to jet bridge 'equipment failure' at airport

Injuries reported after jetway collapses at Baltimore airport 6 people injured at BWI Airport from partial jet bridge collapse
Russell Knight | 30 December, 2018, 17:42

In October, a jet bridge collapse in Pakistan injured one person, according to media reports.

A jetway collapsed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport Saturday night, sending passengers hurtling to the ground and injuring six. The airport blamed the incident on "partial equipment failure" at Gate E-10, and confirmed that the injured were transferred to local hospitals. Southwest says remaining passengers safely exited the plane using air stairs.

The plane arrived from Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, and at around 8 p.m. requested paramedics to help with a medical situation involving a passenger on the flight, Southwest Airlines said in a statement. BWI Fire and Rescue crews responded along with mutual aid.

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"While medical personnel were assisting that passenger outside the aircraft, the airport-owned passenger loading bridge experienced a failure", the spokesperson said.

A jetway is the structure passengers walk through to board the plane.

In a tweet, BWI said they were investigating the incident.

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