Injuries reported after jet bridge collapses at Baltimore airport

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on December 30th, 2018

Baltimore, Maryland: Officials say six people have been injured after an “equipment failure” involving a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

CBS Baltimore says the jet bridge had reportedly collapsed.

Emergency vehicles in the international arrivals area at BWI  — Lynn Krugman (@lkrugs) December 30, 2018

The airport tweeted Saturday night that six people had been taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries due to the incident at Gate E-10.

Partial equipment failure involving jet bridge at #BWI Gate E-10. BWI Fire & Rescue Dept responded, along w/ mutual aid. Preliminary info indicates 6 individuals transported to local hospitals w/ non-life-threatening injuries. — BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) December 30, 2018

A jet bridge is the hallway structure leading to the plane that passengers use to board the aircraft.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines said Flight 822 had just arrived from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and had requested paramedics to help with a medical situation involving a passenger on the flight.

Southwest says the airport’s passenger-loading bridge “experienced a failure” while medics were helping the passenger outside the aircraft. Southwest says the remaining passengers were able to safely exit the plane using air stairs.

The airport says the plane has been moved and the incident has not caused further impacts to the airport’s operations. No further details were immediately available.

No further information was immediately available.

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