Here’s something that will probably require more than duct tape to fix…
While details about what caused this incident are limited, there are pictures of a jet bridge having collapsed at Dublin Airport (DUB) today. Specifically, the jet bridge was connected to an American Airlines Boeing 787-8, which was supposed to operate flight AA723 to Philadelphia (PHL). When the jet bridge collapsed, it caused the plane’s second door on the left to disconnect and fall to the ground.
The good news is that it’s my understanding that there were no major injuries. Jet bridge accidents are fairly rare, so I’m curious what the cause of this is determined to be.
The aircraft involved in this incident was a seven year old Dreamliner with the registration code N812AA. Oddly as of the time of this post, the flight still shows as operating, just with a delay of a bit over 2.5 hours.
Admittedly American is very bad at updating flight status, though I’m a bit confused. American does have four flights a day to Dublin in summer, though the other three have already left (to Charlotte, Chicago, and Dallas). So does American have a spare Boeing 787 on the ground in Dublin, or is it simply taking the airline some time to decide whether a Boeing 787 without a door can safely fly across the Atlantic? 😉
I’d be willing to bet this isn’t some maintenance fix that’s going to be taken care of within hours, so this will likely prove hugely inconvenient for passengers.
A jet bridge collapsed today at Dublin Airport, and this happened while it was hooked up to an American Airlines Boeing 787. When the jet bridge failed, it took one of the doors of the 787 with it, which can’t be an easy maintenance fix. I imagine this 787-8 Dreamliner will be out of service for some time. I’m just amused that American hasn’t outright canceled this flight yet.
What do you make of this Dublin Airport jet bridge collapse?