On Sunday, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flown by American Airlines had its door ripped completely off its hinges following what seemed to be a jetbridge accident at Dublin International Airport.
The second door on the left side of the aircraft, commonly referred to as D2L on the 787-8, had been attached to the jetbridge, which provides access to Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.
Thankfully, nobody was inside the aircraft when the jetbridge abruptly fell, taking the door with it, due to some sort of malfunction.
The seven-year-old plane, which had arrived in Dublin from Chicago at 11:30 on Sunday and was scheduled to leave for Philadelphia a little over two hours later, will probably be stuck on the ground for a few days at the very least while it receives repairs.
— Jaan (@JaanDutch) July 9, 2023
American Airlines had to cancel their AA723 flight to Philadelphia.
In a statement, American Airlines told us: “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.”
“We are sending a replacement aircraft to operate Flight 723, with service from DUB to PHL, which is now expected to depart tomorrow afternoon. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and thank our team for their professionalism.”
Another photo from the ramp!
— Shauns_Aviation🇮🇪✈️ (@Shauns_Aviation) July 9, 2023
Photo cover via Twitter: @JaanDutch