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2 passengers fall 10 feet after jet way floor collapses at LAX

August 24, 2011 |  8:45 pm

Two passengers were in fair condition Wednesday night after falling about 10 feet when a jet way collapsed as they were exiting an aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport,  authorities said.

A portion of the floor board next to the aircraft exit door apparently collapsed about 6:50 p.m. shortly after American Airlines flight 557 taxied to Gate 48A, authorities said. The injured passengers were transported to a local hospital.

The flight originated in Boston with a stopover in Chicago before heading to LAX, according to the airline's online flight schedule.

The gate is in Terminal 4. An American Airlines spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.


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