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Welcome, Tourists. Passenger Bridge Collapses at LAX

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"Frontier Airlines Flight # 413 (Airbus A-319 aircraft) had just arrived from Denver shortly before 3 pm today and docked at a Terminal 6 gate when the passenger loading bridge that was extending from the terminal to the aircraft door collapsed onto the fuselage (or body) of the aircraft," LAX Spokesperson Nancy Castles said in a press statement today. She said that none of the 132 passengers were injured because no one was on the bridge at the time of the collapse. They deplaned at the back using portable stairs. "There will be an investigation into why the loading bridge failed," Castles said. UPDATE: The plane was "slightly damaged and was taken out of commission," Castles said in an updated e-mail. "The large, rubber seal that contacts the aircraft slipped about 2 feet and scratches on the aircraft door are apparent." Outbound passengers on the plane that was scheduled to head back to Denver will be put on other flights with a few passengers staying local hotels because they will miss connecting flights.

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