Plane evacuated after engine trouble at Dulles

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Posted: Sep 14, 2011 1:29 PM
Plane evacuated after engine trouble at Dulles

Passengers on a flight bound for San Francisco used emergency chutes to evacuate a plane at Dulles International Airport outside Washington after the pilot noticed something was wrong with the engine.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs says the United Airlines flight was on the airport taxiway around 1 p.m. Wednesday when the pilot noticed a problem.

Gibbs says after the passengers were all off, the plane headed back to the terminal.

It was not clear how many passengers and crew were aboard.