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Passenger Bridge Crumbles

By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email
By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email

March 30
10:19pm

DENVER (AP) _ Crews at Denver's airport are working to remove a
passenger bridge that collapsed over the wing of a United Airlines
jet.

The Boeing 757 had just arrived from Boston with 184 passengers
and crew. But the bridge was empty when it collapsed, and there
were no injuries. Airport authorities don't yet know what caused
the collapse.

The bridge extends from the concourse to the plane. The one that
collapsed is a new type that extends over the wing so passengers
can use both the front and rear exits of the plane. Denver is one
of the first airports to use the over-the-wing bridge.

The plane had been scheduled to fly to New York, but that flight
has been canceled and United says passengers were booked on other
flights.


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