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US Airways Plane Strikes Jet Bridge At RSW  
User currently offlineCitrusrsw From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3918 times:

NBC2 News
Last updated: April 13, 2004 10:04 AM
FORT MYERS, April 13, 2004 — Heavy winds at Southwest Florida International Airport blew a plane into a jet bridge, the ramp used to get passengers on and off the plane, around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday as the plane was being readied at gate A1A for a 5:30 flight to Charlotte.

Airport officials say no passengers were on the plane at the time and there were no injuries. The jet suffered damage to the tip of its wing and the bridge sustained damage. Another aircraft got passengers to Charlotte on time, but the damaged plane has been grounded - which is having a ripple effect on some flights.

Officials say US Airways flight 972 to Pittsburgh earlier this morning was cancelled. They hope to get passengers out on later flights.

Heres a link with picture.
http://www.nbc-2.com/News/stories/040413-plane-ax.shtml



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User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3841 times:

........WHOOPS

It must have been really windy to put a 737s wing into a jet bridge.

By the pictupe it is a 737-400, Any one know the Reg#?

One must wonder how a bent plane will hurt them financially.



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3811 times:

Happens all the time. This ISN'T news. It's posts like this that make this forum boring.

User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3762 times:

I am kind of curious how the wind affected this on the ground. I dont really see where the wind has to do with anything.

MD



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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3743 times:

Simple, you have a plane with a fin. Wind blows against the fin, plane spins around.

User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3731 times:

Ahh. The plane was moving then I take it.

I was looking at it as the plane pulled into the gate and they brought the jetway up and it hit.

Gotcha.



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