Commuter plane makes emergency landing at BWI

September 13, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Delta Airlines commuter plane made an emergency landing last night at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after crew members reported smoke on board.

There were no passengers on Flight 4318, and all three crew members were evacuated about 9: 30 p.m. from the small propeller plane, BWI spokeswoman Juliet Wright said.

"Smoke was evident on the plane, but the cause is under investigation," she said.

It was unclear last night whether the crew members had been taken to hospitals, but Wright said that they were "fine."

The flight left Washington's National Airport about 9: 15 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Boston at 10: 45 p.m., a Delta spokeswoman said.

Emergency vehicles responded to the incident, but service at the airport was not affected, Wright said.

Pub Date: 9/13/97

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