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Strong winds likely a factor as plane hits jet bridge at Buffalo airport

No one was injured when a plane departing from Buffalo Niagara International Airport struck a jet bridge Wednesday morning, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

An NFTA official said "it appears the strong winds were a factor."

A 59 mph wind was recorded early this morning at the airport.

Officials said United flight No. 1442 was set for departure, and while pushing out, the nose of the plane hit jet bridge No. 9. The jet bridge, or jetway, is the walkway that connects the terminal with airplanes. Officials said there were 158 on board with no injuries.

An investigation is ongoing, officials said.

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