Plane damaged when jet bridge fails at Sea-Tac Airport

SEATAC, Wash. — A jetway damaged a Southwest Airlines plane at Sea-Tac Airport when it dropped six feet after a mechanical failure.

Flight 570 had just arrived from Phoenix and the passengers were leaving the plane when the device that connects the terminal to the plane began sagging Tuesday morning.

An airport spokesman said the Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to gate B-14 but no one was hurt.

The remaining passengers exited the plane by its stairway.

Video from Chopper 7 showed that the jet bridge appeared to have dropped to the ground.

The plane was damaged by the jetway and a crane or another piece of equipment will be needed to lift the bridge up high enough to get it off the door.

The jetway is owned by Southwest Airlines.

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