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

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

Several people were injured Saturday when a "partial equipment failure" that involved a "jet bridge" occurred at an airport in Maryland, officials confirmed. BWI Fire Chief Victor Ferreira said on Twitter that "personnel involved were taken to area hospitals to be evaluated for minor injuries as a precaution".

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

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. The jet bridge, an extendable hallway stretching from the terminal to the plane, was at Gate E-10 of the airport.

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The airport says the plane has been moved and the incident has not caused further impacts to the airport's operations.

The remaining passengers on the flight deplaned using the air stairs, the Southwest spokesperson said.

Anne Arundel County Fire said they were supporting BWI Fire with the incident.



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