Six hurt in airbridge collapse at United States airport

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A "partial equipment failure" involving a jet bridge at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Maryland on Saturday left six people injured. 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. "According to preliminary data, six people were taken to a local hospital, their injuries not threatening to life", - quotes the message Корреспондент.net.

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The remaining passengers got off the plane using stairs. One was Traub, 20, who was flying home to Owings Mills with her family.

The airport added that an investigation had been launched into the incident and that the jet bridge would be closed until the end of the probe.

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Anne Arundel County Fire responded to the incident at BWI Marshall.

The jet bridge that serves the airline gate will be out of service until investigation is completed, the airport spokesman said.

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Southwest Airlines said the jet bridge failed while paramedics were helping a passenger with a medical problem off a flight that had arrived from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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