Plane Crashes Into Jetway at Dulles Airport
Photo via Twitter
A United Airlines plane crashed into a jet bridge Wednesday at Dulles International Airport outside Washington D.C., doing damage to the aircraft and delaying the flight.
In a report from Andrea Swalec of NBC Washington, United Airlines Flight 127 had arrived from Dublin, Ireland, when it approached the Dulles Airport Gate D3 jetway at around 3:40 p.m. local time.
The plane crashed into the structure and sustained damage to the engine. At the time of the accident, there were 162 passengers and eight crew members on board, but thankfully no injuries were reported from the flight or from any workers at the airport.
Maintenance crews at Dulles Airport are inspecting the plane and will repair the damage once the investigation into the incident concludes.
Breaking News Feed shared an image of the damaged plane on twitter:
United Airlines released a statement to WJLA.com:
“The flight landed safely at Washington Dulles and taxied to the gate when it came into contact with the loading bridge and sustained damage to the engine. There were no injuries and customers are currently deplaning. Maintenance will inspect and repair the aircraft.”
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