The door of an American Airlines aircraft was ripped off after a jetbridge collapsed at Dublin Airport (DUB).
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner was due to fly to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) from Terminal 2 on July 9, 2023, but following the accident the flight was understandably cancelled.
Photos taken of the incident show an Aer Lingus sponsored jetbridge pointing towards the ground, below where the door was ripped off.
In another photo the American Airlines aircraft door can clearly be seen lying on the airport tarmac.
“An American Airlines aircraft was damaged due to a jetbridge malfunction at Dublin Airport (DUB). No customers or crew were on board at the time and there were no reported injuries,” American Airlines said in a statement.
The carrier also confirmed it was sending a replacement aircraft to operate Flight AA723, with the service from DUB to PHL, expected to depart on Monday, July 10, 2023.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and thank our team for their professionalism,” American Airlines added.
Airport management firm, daa, also confirmed that the incident occurred on Sunday in a statement.
“Daa can confirm an incident which resulted in damage to American Airlines aircraft by an air bridge at Dublin Airport this morning. There were no reports of any injuries to any passengers or crew,” daa said.