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Aviation => Aviation News (General) => Topic started by: KB4TEZ on December 31, 2018, 08:21:17 AM

Title: Seven people injured after jet bridge collapses at BWI Airport, FAA says
Post by: KB4TEZ on December 31, 2018, 08:21:17 AM

Seven people were injured in a jet bridge collapse Saturday night at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Staff on Southwest Flight 822 from Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, requested paramedics meet them on the ground because a passenger had become sick on the plane. After the flight landed at 7:47 p.m., medics boarded to help the passenger off. As they exited, the jet bridge, which connects the plane to the terminal, collapsed.

Four medics, two Southwest airline employees and the sick passenger all fell to the ground and were treated for injuries, according to the FAA.