Takeoff Aborted, Plane Evacuated at Reagan National Airport

Plane out of service for inspection

By Matthew Stabley
|  Friday, Aug 3, 2012  |  Updated 5:02 PM EDT
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Takeoff Aborted, Plane Evacuated at DCA

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Passengers were removed from a plane at Reagan National Airport Friday afternoon.

The pilot of US Airways Express Flight 3652 to Islip, N.Y., aborted takeoff about 2:40 p.m. after getting an engine heat warning indicator and called for assistance.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire met the plane near the north end of the airport. While crews inspected the plane, the passengers were removed and bused back to the terminal.

The plane was placed out of service for inspection.

The 49 passengers will be put on another plane.

Airport operations were stopped during the initial incident response. Normal runway operations resumed at 3:15 p.m., the Associated Press reported.

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