W.Va.-bound flight makes emergency landing at Dulles

A United flight that left Washington Dulles International Airport headed for Morgantown, W. Va. was forced to reverse course Friday morning and return to Dulles when the aircraft had mechanical difficulties, airport officials said.

United flight 4062, operated by Silver Airways, which was scheduled to depart Dulles at around 8 a.m., landed safely back at the airport around 9 a.m. according to airport spokesman Rob Yingling.

Yingling said that a mobile lounge was brought in to transport passengers back to the terminal. There were no reports of injuries, and there was no disruption to airport operations, he said. Yingling said the plane was a Saab 340B, a small propeller aircraft. He could not say how many passengers were aboard the flight, but according to a profile of the aircraft on SeatGuru.com, the plane has 37 seats and is used for “very short haul” flights.

 

 

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.

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