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.
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