At least six people are injured after a jet bridge collapsed on a Southwest flight Saturday night after it landed.
Southwest Airlines said in a statement to WJZ: “At 7:47pm EST, Southwest flight 822 arrived Baltimore-Washington International Airport from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, with a request that paramedics meet the aircraft to assess an onboard medical situation that occurred inflight with one passenger. While medical personnel were assisting that passenger outside the aircraft, the airport-owned passenger loading bridge experienced a failure. Initial reports are that a few people sustained injuries and are being transported to a local hospital. The remaining Customers onboard flight 822 were deplaned using air stairs. We are working swiftly to assist all passengers and Crew,”
William Yerman, a passenger on the plane at the time, said “As they got her, she’s walking out, we heard this incredibly loud bang, it was just deafening. And then the thing crashed and it hit down,”
BWI confirms partial jet bridge failure tonight on flight 822 from Punta Cana. William Yerman was on the plane with his family:
“We heard this incredibly loud bang, it was just deafening. And then the thing crashed and it hit down.”
The DoubleTree hotel in Portland, Oregon that was at the center of controversy, fired two employees it says were responsible for calling the police on a black guest while he was talking on the phone in the lobby.
They later posted a statement on Twitter
We have terminated the employment of the two men involved in the mistreatment of Mr. Massey. Their actions were inconsistent with our standards & values. We reiterate our sincere apology for what he endured & will work with diversity experts to ensure this never happens again.
The safety, security and comfort of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland. This incident that occurred over the holidays between our hotel and guest is unfortunate. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did and have… (1/2)
Gene Simmons has confirmed to the “Lipps Service” radio show that KISS‘s upcoming “End Of The Road” tour will indeed be the band’s last. “The answer is yes, and I’ll tell you why,” he elaborated,”It’s always interesting marketing when you say, ‘I promise,’ and all that. KISS is the hardest-working band in show business — period. It doesn’t mean we’re the best, although we call ourselves that. But I wear about seven-inch platform dragon boots. Each one weighs 10 or 11 pounds. That’s 20-plus pounds on the legs. It’s like working out with bowling balls. Then on top of that, there’s another 30 pounds or so between the armor [and the rest of the outfit]. And so if you put [Mick] Jagger and Bono — [who are] both great — in my outfits, they’d… like little girls, they’d fall down… They can’t do this. And I’ve gotta spit fire and fly through the air and all that. It is physically exhausting… So the idea is go out with some dignity.”
The woman, who was a guest at the Cosmopolitan, had been playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine for 90 minutes when she hit the motherload. A mighty jackpot worth $1,023,743 on her 960th spin, the property said. Congrats to the lucky winner!
Santa came early. Congrats to one lucky guest who won $1,023,743 on her 960th spin while playing Wheel of Fortune. pic.twitter.com/t04agAy3EA
Government officials say at least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.\
“The tsunami was not triggered by an earthquake,” said one official. “It’s possible that it was triggered by an underwater landslide due to the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau [that’s Child of Krakatoa]. At the same time there was high tide because of the full moon. So there was a combination of natural phenomena, tsunami and high tide.”
Dampak gelombang tinggi, air laut masuk ke Grand Elty Krakatoa, Kalianda Lampung Selatan, Sabtu (22/12) malam. Warga pesisir pun mengungsi ke tempat yang lebih tinggi mengindari terjadinya bencana. #iNews#Lampung#Tsunamipic.twitter.com/HbTIs7ylFS
Data sementara dampak tsunami di Pantai di Kab Pandeglang, Serang dan Lampung Selatan hingga 23/12/2018 pukul 04.30 WIB: tercatat 20 orang meninggal dunia, 165 orang luka-luka, 2 orang hilang dan puluhan bangunan rusak. Data korban kemungkinan masih akan terus bertambah. pic.twitter.com/6f7buuoD5Y