Emergency landing at Dulles
9 a.m. Update: A Continental Airlines flight that took off from Reagan National Airport has been diverted to Dulles International Airport after a mechanical problem.
Airports spokeswoman Tara Hamilton says Flight 1559 left Reagan National Airport about 8 a.m. Monday bound for Houston. But it was quickly diverted and made a safe landing at Dulles Airport.
Hamilton says they have not determined what caused the problem.
A call placed to Houston-based Continental Airlines was not immediately returned.
-- Associated Press
Original post: A Continental Airlines plane that was having engine trouble landed safely at Dulles International Airport Monday morning. Flight 1559 was headed to Houston from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, according to WTOP.
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