At least six people have suffered injuries after a jet bridge partially collapsed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, it has been confirmed.
The condition of those wounded is unknown, but their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. The airport blamed the incident on “partial equipment failure” at Gate E-10, and confirmed that the injured were transferred to local hospitals.
According to reports, the incident occurred just as Southwest Airlines passengers were exiting an aircraft after arriving from Punta Cana. No other information has been offered by the airport authorities.
FAA will investigate @BWI_Airport Jetbridge collapse. Initial reports: it appears 4 medics, a sick passenger & 2 airline employees were in jetway when it collapsed from plane level to the ground. The airport says preliminarily injuries do not appear life threatening #breaking
— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) December 30, 2018
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
Update Baltimore/Washington Airport says gate involved in partial collapse of jet bridge is gate E10. Southwest #WN822 arrived from Punta Cana and went to gate E10. Passengers report an ill passenger was being cared for when the failure occurred. 6 people hurt. Jetway BWI pic.twitter.com/DbngOsAo0Z
— Tom Podolec Aviation (@TomPodolec) December 30, 2018
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