Baltimore: Jet bridge incident leaves six injured (Reports).
Six people were taken to hospitals after a jet bridge incident at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday evening.
At least six people were injured Saturday evening during a partial equipment failure involving the jet bridge, the airport said.
“While medical personnel were assisting that passenger outside the aircraft, the airport-owned passenger loading bridge experienced a failure,” Southwest said in a statement.
Tyler Fisher, a passenger aboard a flight from Punta Cana to BWI-Marshall, tweeted that there was a medical emergency involving a passenger. Fisher said the jet bridge collapsed as the passenger was being evacuated from the plane.
Fisher said the pilot announced that the passenger is “awake and aware” and had boarded an ambulance.
Based on preliminary information, the airport said the injuries were non-life-threatening.
During the flight, a woman was not feeling well, and when the plane landed, the pilot asked passengers to stay seated because paramedics were coming on board to give her medical attention, passenger Michele Yerman said.
“She actually walked on her own volition off the plane with some paramedics with her,” Yerman told WBAL-TV.
“About two seconds after she walked out, there was a loud crash,” Yerman said. “It was traumatic, and everybody rushed to the front of the plane.”
The remaining passengers were deplaned using air stairs.