Continental flight makes emergency landing near DC
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Continental Airlines says a flight that
took off from Washington's Reagan National Airport sucked a bird
into one of its engines and had to make an emergency landing at
Washington Dulles International Airport.
Airline spokeswoman Macky Osorio says Flight 1559 was bound for
Houston but landed safely at Dulles on Monday morning. No one was
injured. The aircraft carrying 44 passengers was a Boeing 737-800.
Airports spokeswoman Tara Hamilton says the jet left Reagan
National Airport about 8 a.m. Monday. It was quickly diverted to
D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says his agency
received calls about a plane with engine problems flying outside
the normal flight patterns from Reagan Airport, which is just
outside the nation's capital.
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