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P.M. BRIEFING : Gusts Whip Boston Airport, Jet

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Wind gusts damaged a passenger jet and a cargo building at Logan International Airport this morning, forcing at least one flight to be canceled and a terminal gateway to be closed. No injuries were reported.

An unoccupied USAir 737-200 was pushed against a jetway in the incident, which occurred at about 4 a.m., said airline spokeswoman Susan Young.

The leading edge of a wing was damaged, forcing USAir to take it out of service for at least a day and cancel an early morning flight to Charlotte, N.C. The jetway, at Gate 8 of the terminal building, also was damaged and the gate was shut down, Young said.

The airport authority said there was also damage to the roof of a freight and cargo building.

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The wind, which was gusting up to 50 m.p.h., cracked a window at the National Car Rental car-return building, and three cars had broken windshields.


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