Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A321neo Damaged by Jet Bridge Collapse at San Francisco Airport

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 7, 2024 12:30 PMNews
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A Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A321neo suffered considerable damage when a jet bridge collapsed at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The aircraft had just arrived from Kahului Airport (OGG) on May 2nd when the incident occurred. Fortunately, all passengers had already disembarked, and there were no injuries reported. However, the aircraft's front left-hand door (door 1L) sustained significant damage.

The affected aircraft, registered as N216HA, was delivered to Hawaiian Airlines in September 2018 and is one of 18 Airbus A321neos in the carrier's fleet. These planes can carry up to 189 passengers in a two-class configuration and are typically used on routes to the West Coast.

Following the incident, Hawaiian Airlines canceled the return flight, and as of May 6th, the aircraft remains grounded at SFO, awaiting repairs. Before the damage, N216HA had operated several flights between Honolulu, San Jose, Long Beach, and Kahului.

Flight HA42, the route from Kahului to San Francisco, is a daily service operated by Hawaiian Airlines using Airbus A321neos. The route is the third busiest from Kahului, with Hawaiian Airlines competing against United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines also operates flights from Kahului to other West Coast destinations like Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle.

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