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Thursday
Aug252011

Two Injured after Jetway Collapses at Los Angeles Airport

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock (file photo)(LOS ANGELES) -- A pilot and a passenger from a Boston-to-Los Angeles American Airlines flight that landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport were hospitalized Wednesday night, after a jetway collapsed while they were exiting the plane.

According to officials, a small piece of floorboard next to the plane's exit door gave way, causing both victims to fall about 10 feet to the tarmac.

Matt Spence with the Los Angeles Fire Department said the two were "transported to a local hospital in fair condition with non-life-threatening injuries."

The rest of the passengers exited the plane using mobile stair trucks that were attached to the other doors, Spence said.

The plane was damaged in the incident and moved to a hangar for repairs, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The newspaper said American Airlines will be undergoing inspections of all of its jetways at LAX.  The cause of Wednesday's collapse is not yet known.

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