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Posted at 8:45 AM ET, 02/18/2011

False alarm for flight at DCA

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:45 A.M. UPDATE:

A flight had an emergency landing at Reagan National Airport on Friday morning due to a false alarm. US Airways flight 3116 from Manchester was descending into the airport when a flight attendant reported to the captain "an electrical smell," said Michelle Mohr, spokeswoman for US Airways. Out of caution, they radioed for an emergency landing, but no passengers braced themselves or anything like that.

There was no smoke on the plane, she said. The ERJ-175 jet landed at the airport without any problems. The airport fire department checked out the craft and found nothing amiss. There were 60 passengers and four crew members (two pilots, two flight attendants) on board the 86-seat craft.

This shouldn't cause any delays for any other flights this morning, Mohr said.

8:07 A.M. UPDATE:

There was a report of smoke on a plane landing at Reagan National Airport this morning that turned out to be a false alarm, said Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. US Airways flight 3116, scheduled to arrive at Reagan National at 7:47 a.m., declared an emergency as a safety precaution, according to Yingling. The plane landed without incident and the airport fire department boarded the plane to check it out but found it to be a false alarm.


An airplane landing at Reagan National Airport had some kind of problem earlier this morning. The plane landed without any issue, but it briefly seemed like it would require D.C. Fire and EMS boats to assist. We'll have more information as we get it.

By Mark Berman  | February 18, 2011; 8:45 AM ET
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