Monday, October 01, 2012

Jetway hits China Eastern aircraft, no casualties

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) A China Eastern flight was hit by a mobile jetway on the apron at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Monday, with no casualties reported.

Flight number MU-2971 flew to the airport from Yancheng in China's Jiangsu Province with 89 passengers on board. After parking on the D9 apron, the plane was hit on the left side by a mobile jetway being maneuvered to help passengers disembark from the plane.

The collision caused obvious damage to the left door.

Following repair work and safety checks, the airplane took off later in the day with 82 new passengers for Nanchang in Jiangxi Province.

An investigation into the incident is currently under way. 

(By Bien Chin-feng and Elizabeth Hsu) 

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