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Taxiing jet hits passenger bridge

United Airlines has launched an investigation after one of its jets struck a passenger bridge as it was taxiing after landing in Anchorage, Alaska.

No-one was injured in the incident involving a Boeing 757 shortly before 1.30pm local time on Thursday, following a non-stop flight from Chicago.

US Department of Transportation spokesman Roger Wetherell said the jet and bridge had minor damage.

Rahsaan Johnson, a spokesman for the Chicago-based airline, said Flight 431 was carrying 168 passengers and six crew members when the jet's left wing hit the bridge.

He says those on board were able to safely leave the plane. A continuing flight to San Francisco was cancelled.

Mr Wetherell said the National Transportation Safety Board had been informed.

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