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Posted at 8:51 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Plane makes emergency landing at Dulles

By Washington Post editors

A plane scheduled to land at Reagan National Airport Monday morning was diverted to Dullles Airport after experiencing possible engine problems, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

The agency was notified about 7:45 a.m. that a plane appeared to be coming down in the area near Chesapeake Street SE, SW. The plane landed safely at Dulles without incident.

Check out Dr. Gridlock for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | February 28, 2011; 8:51 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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The area where it was reported to be coming down is far from Dulles. It may have landed safely at IAD, but not without incident. Who calls to say a plane is crashing when it isn't?

I bet it got caught in a downburst while landing at National, aborted, and landed at Dulles.

Posted by: blasmaic | February 28, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

I was actually walking in Old Town along the water and saw the plane that is likely the one that made the emergency landing. I think it was taking off from Reagan -was making very loud popping sounds (sounded like cannons)and flashes of light were coming from the engine. Plus the takeoff did not sound healthy or go very fast/high. A few of us watching were wondering if it would make it but glad to hear that it did.

Posted by: chicks2211 | February 28, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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