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IAD flight makes emergency landing

A United Airlines jet headed to California made an emergency landing in West Virginia after pilots reported smoke in the aircraft.

The Boeing 757 landed at Charleston's Yeager Airport about 9 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported among the 178 passengers.

A United spokeswoman says Flight 229 was flying from Dulles International Airport to San Diego. It was diverted to Charleston when the pilots reported smoke the aircraft.

Airport spokesman Brian Belcher says United was to send a replacement aircraft to Charleston Tuesday afternoon to pick up the passengers and crew.

-- Associated Press

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By Michael Bolden  | July 27, 2010; 12:28 PM ET
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A 757 can land at Yeager, but can it take off again? A 747 can't.

Posted by: blasmaic | July 27, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

That landing was a tight squeeze @ Yeager, for sure. Glad all worked out.

Posted by: curlier1 | July 27, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

A 757 is smaller than a 747.

Posted by: ceebee2 | July 27, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

A B757 can land and takeoff Yeager Airport but with 178 passengers they would not be able to make it to California without a fuel stop.

Posted by: vector4u | July 27, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

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