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Published February 29, 2012, 11:56 AM

Texas woman sues airline over fall at ND airport

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Texas woman is suing SkyWest Airlines for injuries from a 2009 fall on a jetway at Fargo's Hector International Airport.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Texas woman is suing SkyWest Airlines for injuries from a 2009 fall on a jetway at Fargo's Hector International Airport.

Somalia Gibson, of Fort Worth, says two of the jetway pieces were not properly fit together and she tripped in a gap. She claims to have suffered injuries to her right hip and knee, left ankle, and back.

SkyWest says it's not responsible for the alleged injuries and the company is not the "real party of interest" in the complaint.

The incident happened on Sept. 23, 2009, as Gibson was attempting to board a flight to Chicago.

Gibson is seeking $36,000 in medical expenses and at least $50,000 for pain, inconvenience, mental anguish and other damages.

SkyWest says the lawsuit should be dismissed.

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