Plane headed to Dulles makes emergency landing outside airport

An airplane traveling to Dulles International Airport was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday in Loudoun County. 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says at approximately 4:40 p.m. this afternoon, a single-wing Cessna 210 general aviation aircraft started experiencing engine failure.

The aircraft struck a dirt embankment and landed in a field located on Megawatt Drive in Ashburn. Only the pilot, 28-year-old Aaron Adams, was on board the plane, which was en route from Newark Liberty International Airport. There was no fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, Adams was treated for minor injuries, Virginia State Police say.

Flights to and from Dulles International Airport were briefly paused but have since resumed. 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. 

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