At least 6 people injured after jet bridge collapses at Baltimore airport


A jetway collapsed at Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport in Maryland, leaving at least six people injured, according to multiple reports.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Southwest Airlines Flight 822 arrived at BWI from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic at 7.47pm (local time) with a request that paramedics meet the flight, the airline said in a statement.

"The next thing you know, there was a crash", the Baltimore Sun quoted one passenger, Kelsey Traub, 20, as saying. Southwest says remaining passengers safely exited the plane using air stairs.

"While working to move the passenger from the aircraft, the jet bridge that serves the airline gate failed", a BWI spokesperson said in a statement. Despite the drama, she said, "Everybody was pretty calm".

The jet bridge failure is "under investigation", according to another tweet from the airport.

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

An investigation into the incident is underway while the jet bridge has been closed temporarily. "No further impact to operations", the airport added.