United Airlines plane evacuated after smoke in the cabin



The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority says pbadengers evacuated a plane at Reagan National Airport after smoke was reported in the cabin.

MWAA tells the media that the flight bound for Houston was demanding takeoff when emergency crews were called for a smoke report in the cabin on Sunday around 1:00 p.m.

Officials said in a statement that pbadengers and crew members evacuated without incident using slides and were returned to the entrance. The airport authorities say that normal airport operations resumed.

United Airlines tells The Washington Post that the problem affected a Mesa Airlines flight operating under the United Express brand. The cause of the smoke was not immediately known.

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