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Six were injured because of & # 39; equipment failure & # 39; jet bridge at Baltimore airport



BALTIMORE – Officials said six people were injured after "partial equipment failure" involving a jet bridge at Thurgood Marshall International Airport, Baltimore-Washington.

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

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

Southwest said the bridge loading airport passengers "failed" while medical officers assisted passengers outside the aircraft. Southwest said the remaining passengers could safely exit using the air ladder.

The airport said the plane had been moved and the incident did not cause further impact on airport operations. There are no further details available at this time.


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