'Partial equipment failure' involving Jet bridge at Baltimore airport leaves 6 injured

Injuries reported after jetway collapses at Baltimore airport

6 people injured at BWI Airport from partial jet bridge collapse

The jet bridge failure is "under investigation" according to BWI.

Seven people were injured at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport when a jet bridge collapsed, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said today.

Multiple emergency services personnel responded to the scene, transporting at least six people to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

It is not yet clear whether the six who were injured were passengers, first responders or airline employees. It is owned by BWI Marshall.

"There was a partial failure of the equipment the jet bridge at gate E-10".

The plane arrived from Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, and at around 8 p.m. requested paramedics to help with a medical situation involving a passenger on the flight, Southwest Airlines said in a statement.

In a tweet, BWI said they were investigating the incident. "And then the thing crashed and it hit down", William Yerman, a passenger on the plane at the time, told WJZ-TV.

An investigation into the incident is underway while the jet bridge has been closed temporarily. The aircraft has been moved from the gate and there is no further impact to operations, it said.

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