Jetway collapses during deplaning in Seattle

, Posted: Wed, May 14 2014 at 12:25 PM, Updated: Wed, May 14 2014 at 3:50 PM

Seattle, Wash. --- (KING News) An investigation is now underway to determine what caused a jetway to drop about six feet as passengers exited a plane Tuesday morning at Washington's Sea-Tac Airport.

The Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix arrived at 10:00 a.m.

"They were de-planing the aircraft, and as about 60 passengers went through, they started to notice and heard the alarms for the jetbridge, as it started to slowly lower," said airport spokesperson Perry Cooper.

He compared the drop of the jetway to what might happen when you let the air out of a tire.

No one was hurt, and passengers were instead unloaded through a stairway that was brought to the opposite side of the aircraft.

He says the jetway was built in 1985, and was among the oldest at Sea-Tac. 

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