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Air bridge Collapses at HKIA

Old Apr 7, 13, 8:31 am
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Air bridge Collapses at HKIA

An air bridge collapsed at HKIA during the boarding process of a Cathay Pacific Flight. The air bridge involved is Gate 71 and the aircraft involved is B-HLF (Airbus A330). Unfortunately, I am not sure if anyone was hurt. It does look like there was damage to the door L1 of the A330.
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Old Apr 7, 13, 8:36 am
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Old Apr 7, 13, 8:47 am
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Heard that Airport Authority has asked airlines to use single air bridge operation for the time being. Can anyone confirm this?
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Air bridge Collapses at HKIA

Just arrived HKIA and L2 jet bridge was not used.
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Old Apr 7, 13, 9:25 am
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1 injury--the bridge operator.
no pax or crew on CX532 hurt.
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Old Apr 7, 13, 10:05 am
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http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/2...7/gb72114c.htm

Thank god they finished boarding when the accident happened. Flight delayed till tomorrow
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Old Apr 7, 13, 10:08 am
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It seems the aircraft door has been ripped out as well
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Old Apr 7, 13, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by jetsetter1k View Post
Heard that Airport Authority has asked airlines to use single air bridge operation for the time being. Can anyone confirm this?
True http://news.tvb.com/local/5161906b6db28c436e000004

The collapsed bridge is Gate 71's L2 bridge. Perhaps HKAA wants to check all L2 bridges before giving the airlines the all-clear to use the L2 bridge again?
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Old Apr 7, 13, 1:20 pm
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While a CX A/C was involved, this is more related to HKIA. I am moving this to the HKG forum.

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@JALPak, you're famous!:




Let's hope the bridge operator recovers fully.
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Old Apr 7, 13, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by West Coast Ace View Post
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Let's hope the bridge operator recovers fully.
LOL they quoted me in the report. Somehow your link is not visible

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/d...-1226614606709

And when did this become a online pilot forum?
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Old Apr 7, 13, 6:15 pm
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The FA probably thought that King Kong has struck when the door just right next to her has suddenly been ripped off.

That jetway operator is dead lucky to survive all that, hope he isn't hurt too badly.
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Old Apr 7, 13, 6:21 pm
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Wow. I had just used this bridge several hours earlier on CX567 KIX-HKG flight which arrived around 1pm. Scary!
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