Monday, January 23, 2012

'Precautionary Evacuation' Of Flight At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBWI)

A "precautionary evacuation" was ordered after an inbound flight landed safely at BWI Marshall.

Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean told WBAL News that a United Express flight from Richmond to Dulles was ordered diverted to BWI after the pilot noticed a landing gear indicator light.

The commuter plane landed safely at BWI and the passengers and flight crew were taken off and then bussed to the terminal.

There were no injuries, Dean said.

The airline was planning to get the affected passengers to Dulles.

Statement From ExpressJet Airlines:

ExpressJet Flight 6060, operating as United Express from Richmond, Va., to Washington Dulles International, diverted to Baltimore/Washington International Airport this morning after an indication that there may be an issue with the landing gear. The flight landed safely, and as a precautionary measure the crew deplaned the aircraft through the boarding door away from the terminal. The aircraft has been moved to the terminal and we are currently working to re-accommodate passengers to Washington-Dulles, or their final destination.

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