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.
At approximately 7AM, United Flight 1442 was departing from Buffalo to Newark, the aircraft hit a jet bridge as it was pushing out. No injuries reported, investigation is ongoing. At this time, it appears the strong winds were a factor.
— Buffalo Airport (@BUFAirport) February 13, 2019