Dublin Airport Terminal 2 air bridge collapse confirmed by DAA
By The Headlines, July 9, 2023 | 09:01 PM
Dublin Airport operator DAA has confirmed that an air bridge at the airport fell earlier today, damaging an aircraft.
A representative for the DAA told the Irish Independent that the incident, which resulted in damage to an American Airlines plane, happened this morning.
"DAA can confirm an incident which resulted in damage to an American Airlines aircraft by an air bridge at Dublin Airport this morning," the official stated.
"Neither passengers nor staff were reported to have suffered any injuries. DAA has alerted the Air Accident Investigation Unit as it does with all instances of this nature.
The Department of Transport's Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) is in charge of looking into significant events and aircraft accidents that happen in Ireland.
Additionally, the AAIU aids foreign safety investigation agencies with their inquiries into incidents involving aircraft that are Irish-registered and/or operated overseas.
Additionally, Foreign States occasionally have the option of returning investigations to the AAIU.
Eamon Ryan, the transport minister, is the immediate subordinate of the Chief Inspector of Air Accidents.
During the busy summer vacation time, Dublin Airport has informed travellers that all of its parking lots are completely filled for the upcoming days.
The airport advised people without a reservation to make alternate plans to get to the airport, such as taking a bus, cab, or being picked up by a friend or relative.