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American Airlines plane blown sideways by brutal 80 mph wind caught on camera

Shocking footage reveals the moment a gust of wind traveling at 80mph pushed an airliner away from its departure gate during a storm.

The American Airlines plane was attached to a boarding bridge at Dallas Fort Worth Airport in Texas when high winds caused it to break away from the structure and slide onto the tarmac.




The viral video shows the plane leaving its parked spot, connected to the boarding bridge, and crossing the apron as storm winds tossed it around like a toy.

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The massive plane’s wing narrowly misses the deck as the plane is thrown sideways with a door blown open by the gust. In a statement, American Airlines said several of its planes were affected by severe weather conditions, including “straight-line wind gusts of up to 80 mph (about 128 km/h). There were no injuries.”

The plane was attached to a boarding bridge at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport when high winds caused it to break away from the structure and slide onto the tarmac.(Image: CNB 6)

“Our maintenance team is currently carrying out thorough inspections and will make any necessary repairs,” the airline added. Storms hit the region on Thursday, knocking out power to more than 275,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Kentucky and other US states.

The airport said around 500 flights were canceled due to the weather conditions. Nearly 200 additional flights were canceled at Dallas Love Field Airport, according to the website FlightAware, the Mirror reports.