Dulles Flight Makes Emergency Landing in W. Va. - NBC4 Washington

Dulles Flight Makes Emergency Landing in W. Va.

Smoke in cabin reported

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    Dulles Flight Makes Emergency Landing in W. Va.
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    A United Airlines flight out of Washington Dulles International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in West Virginia Tuesday due to smoke in the cabin. The Boeing 757 landed at Charleston's Yeager Airport around 9 a.m.

    The plane was flying from Dulles to San Diego when smoke appeared near the rear of the cabin, setting off a smoke detector. The flight was diverted as a precaution.

    Despite it all, seems folks on board were pretty calm.

    One mom from Derwood, Md., told the Daily Mail the unexpected landing didn't frighten her family. She was traveling with her sister and their three young children.

    Another passenger told the Charleston Gazette he slept through it all.

    However, passengers were stuck in Charleston for nearly two hours while another plane was brought in to pick them up and continue the trip. During their wait, they were treated to breakfast at Tudor's Biscuit World in the airport.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the smoke.

    There were 178 passengers on board. No one was hurt.


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