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2 hurt in jetway collapse at Los Angeles airport

By Stella Chan, CNN
  • NEW: The incident happens as passengers are leaving an American Airlines flight
  • The two fall about 10 feet, the fire department says
  • Their injuries are not serious

(CNN) -- Two people were injured Wednesday night when a jetway collapsed at Los Angeles International Airport, said city fire department spokesman Matt Spence.

The incident happened as passengers were exiting an American Airlines plane that came from Chicago, said Diana Sanchez, an airport spokeswoman.

The two fell about 10 feet when a portion of the tunnel that connects the terminal to the plane collapsed, Spence said.

They were taken to hospitals with nonlife threatening injuries, he said.

The fire department used a stair car to help the rest of the passengers disembark.

CNN's Stella Chan contributed to this report.