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Broken bracket found on the jet bridge in Baltimore airport following the incident that injured 6

Emergency responders responded to the incident on Saturday night.
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A defective metal bracket was found during a study of the “partial equipment failure” that left six people injured during an incident on a jet bridge at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Saturday.

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation confirmed the finding Sunday, according to the Associated Press, adding that the braces on five different jet bridges made by the same manufacturer to be replaced.

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Emergency responders responded to the incident on Saturday night, after a Southwest Airlines plane had arrived and deplaned at BWI after a flight from Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines had said that the jet bridge is failed while the paramedics were assisting a passenger to get off the plane. The airline was not immediately available, specify whether the passenger was one of the six injured.

The Maryland Transportation Authority confirmed that the six passengers had been released from the hospital as of Sunday.

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Officials have also confirmed that a total of 33 jet bridges at BWI were inspected after the bankruptcy, and that the other five jet bridges need new brackets were taken out of service until parts can be replaced.

“Our passengers’ safety is a top priority and BWI Marshall Airport has moved quickly to address this issue,” state Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn said in a statement.

Shortly after the incident, BWI) confirmed on Twitter that the incident has no significant impact on the business.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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