Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Air Canada Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Dulles

A plane going from Toronto to D.C. had to make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles International Airport on Sunday.

Air Canada flight 7618 was supposed to land at Reagan National Airport, but it diverted to Dulles shortly after 6 p.m. because of smoke in the cockpit, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said.

All passengers and flight crew left the plane via inflatable slides and no one was hurt, MWAA said. Mobile lounges took the passengers and crew from Runway 19R to the main terminal at Dulles.

Photos from someone who was on the plane show passengers standing on the runway and calling friends and loved ones.

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David Brown

Fire and rescue crews with MWAA looked at the plane to find a potential cause of the smoke. Runway 19R remains closed as officials investigate.

The diversion did not affect Dulles' airport operations, MWAA said.

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