According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, seven people were injured Saturday night at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Employees of the southwest flight 822 from Punta Cana, Domincan Republic, demanded a meeting of the paramedics on the ground because a passenger in the plane had become ill. After the flight landed at 7:47 am, doctors got out to help the passenger. Upon leaving, the jet bridge connecting the aircraft to the terminal collapsed.
"There was a crash next," said Kelsey Traub, 20, who was aboard the flight.
According to the FAA, four medical doctors, two Southwest Airline employees and the sick passenger fell to the ground and were treated for injuries.
Six were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, according to BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean.
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The remaining passengers left the aircraft via an air staircase. One of them was Traub (20), who flew with her family to Owings Mills. Despite the drama, she said, "Everyone was pretty quiet."
Traub wondered if the jet bridge had collapsed because paramedics crashed to bring the sick passenger to safety, or if there was a structural defect. Tweet, BWI said they were investigating the incident. A spokesman for Southwest said that the Jet Bridge is owned by BWI.
In October, a person was injured during a collapse of the Jet Bridge in Pakistan, according to media reports.
This article is being updated.