The partial equipment failure involving jet bridge occurred at Gate E-10. Six people were transported to local hospitals with non life threatening injuries. The jet bridge is now under investigation and it will remain closed until finished. Southwest Airlines said the flight arrived at BWI from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with a request for paramedics to meet it to check out a passenger’s “onboard medical situation.” While medics were helping the passenger outside the aircraft, the airline said the jet bridge “experienced a failure.”
The BWI Fire and Rescue Department responded. The remaining customers onboard flight 822 were deplaned using air stairs. The aircraft has been moved from the gate. BWI is the “busiest airport in the region.” „“We heard this incredibly loud bang, it was just deafening. And then the thing crashed and it hit down,” a witness said. It collapsed with people on. Photos of the scene on Twitter showed responding personnel and ambulances.