Plane makes emergency landing at Dulles after nose gear problem


A flight coming in from Albany, NY to Dulles had to make an emergency landing Saturday after the aircraft experienced a mechanical issue, which affected its nose gear.

The plane landed at Dulles at 10:00 p.m. 

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman Kimberly  Gibbs says MWAA fire and Rescue met the airplane at the runway and responded to the aircraft emergency. Passengers and crew were safely removed from the plane and taken to the terminal by mobile lounge.

Jonathan Guerin, Spokesman for United Airlines tells FOX 5 that medics were on hand to meet and evaluate the passengers and two were transported to a local hospital with arm injuries. 

There were 21 passengers and 3 crew members onboard CommutAir flight 4919, operating as United Express Guerin says. The aircraft was a Dash 8 regional aircraft. 

Authorities say the cause of the incident remains under investigation.
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