原文标题：Cathay Pacific plane door ripped off after airbridge collapses
HONG KONG: Hong Kong authorities said on Monday they had launched an investigation after an airbridge collapsed at the city's airport, ripping the door off a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring a technician.
The boarding bridge for a Cathay flight bound for Nagoya in Japan on Sunday evening suddenly collapsed after all of the 262 passengers had boarded the aircraft, according to the Hong Kong Airport Authority and Cathay.
The rear bridge then smashed into the head bridge, which was connected to the first class cabin, ripping a door off the A330 aircraft. A technician who was trapped in the falling bridge at the time was injured.
"No passengers or crew members were on the airbridge at the time. We are investigating the cause of the incident," a spokesman from the Hong Kong Airport Authority told AFP.
The use of all rear bridges has been suspended for inspection, the official said, adding that passengers however would continue to board aircraft via the head bridges that are normally used by first class travellers.
He said the technician's condition was stable.
A Cathay spokeswoman said its aircraft was "slightly damaged" but would not comment on whether the home carrier will seek compensation from the airport authorities.
All affected passengers had left Hong Kong by Monday morning on alternative flight arrangements, she added.
Chinagoodsuseless (Hong Kong)
Made in China.
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surendra m (Bhopal)
It is serious thank god all passengers are safe.Hope authorities will order an internal assessment of the aero bridges in all airports in India.
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Albert De Souza (India) replies to surendra m
That would cost money, who wants to spend? Let the passengers travel at their own risk or, seek other other modes of travel will be the reply from the respective authorities.
Accidents are inevitable where mechines are involved. Inquiry will reveal whether this happened on its own or made to happen. We must desist from reading too much into it.
R LP (Reality)
One incident and the use of all rear bridges in the airport suspended. Thats called safety!
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Chinese technology !
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kuldip singh ken (Hong kong)
Is there any indian invention or technology? this is accident and not fault of plane.
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Before China HK was in hands of British empire, even now they are still different from China
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Appa Durai (Coimbatore)
New types of accidents may be due to poor maintenance
Saahil s (Mumbai)
Safety of passengers is the prime concern...Cathy and airport obliged it with inspection of all air bridges...had it been in India...they would have given a lame excuse and the same bridge would have been used till its grounded....
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Gaurav Agarwal (Delhi)
very freak incident to occur .......... every accident or mishap brings towards new regulations for better safety measures next time
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srikant pv (Hyd)
no major casuality happened. praying god for recovery of the injured technician
jayakumar vasudev (kasargode)
Safety fiirst. Cathay Pacific has proved that truly care for their passengers and have ordered all Boarding Bridges be checked for faults and defects. Preventive maintenance is always essential. Good no one was injured in this mishap.
Machines gets tear & causes accidents. Preventive maintenance must be regular.
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Sid Mehta (Dubai)
Quite a weak door, must say... Says a lot, about what could Air Pressure do to a door as well while the plane is in the air.
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wisdom (mumbai) replies to Sid Mehta
made in China... no surprise... just routine
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Arun Nambiar (Chennai) replies to wisdom
Airbus aircrafts are not made in china . Its made in European Countries .
praveen (mumbai) replies to Arun Nambiar
but the air bridge was made in china :-) ...... that's the one which collapsed
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但廊桥是中国造 :-) ......倒塌的正是廊桥。
Arun Nambiar replies to praveen
But the comment was made abt the aircraft door not the aero bridge :)
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Speak sense (India)
If the accident would have happened in India, all would be screaming another SCAM at the top of their voices....
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Soma Visal (Chennai)
Thank God no casualities reported. Such mechanical failures does happen once in a way. It is beyond human efforts.
Shashikanth Balepura (Bangalore)
Safety comes first in other countries, whereas safety is not even the last word in the rule book here.
Haste makes waste. It was a weird and freak accident.
The passengers were fortunately not hurt in this incident, though the technician who got hurt was not that lucky. I'm surprised that such an incident happened at the Hong Kong airport.
For all those who are making snide comments about "Made in China". The Cathay Pacific airline is one of the best in the world, and is based in Hongkong, China. The Apple range of computing devices, including the iPhone, the iPad are made in China. The vast majority of international electronic goods are often made in China. China has world-class factories, and many US and European companies have shifted their manufacturing base to China. Name one product that is "made in India" and available in leading international markets. It is this insularity and sense of superiority, not supported by evidence, that is at the root cause of India's backwardness.
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DA (Delhi) replies to vasanjs
Come to India and you will realize what India has done and what it can do. Don't talk rubbish
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Rafi (India) replies to vasanjs
Majority of Chinese products are better than Indian products in quality. Chinese products might be not up to the US / European standard and therefore, they started to call it as cheap and poor Indian fellows also followed it in an impression that it is too cheap. The people who visited countries outside India know the facts right. Whoever making fun on "Made in China", surely, majority of them have never been travelled outside India.
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fqabc (sdlm) replies to vasanjs
Dear Vasanjs, "Made in China" does not mean "Chinese technology". "Made in China" items available internationally like iPhone are made with American/European technology. Please tell one international brand with complete "Chinese technology".
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get it right bro (India) replies to fqabc
I think he was talking about manufacturing not product development. Manufacturing is a major skill in itself, and China certainly leads the world in manufacturing.
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