Justice Ginsburg Slides To Safety Off Airplane - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Justice Ginsburg Slides To Safety Off Airplane

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - There's been some excitement at a Washington, D.C.-area airport.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flight from Washington to San Francisco was canceled when passengers were ordered to evacuate because of an engine problem.

Everyone, including the 78-year-old Ginsburg were forced to use emergency chutes to escape get off United Airlines Flight 586 before its scheduled take off from Dulles International Airport.

A United spokesman says the captain ordered the evacuation after smoke appeared out of one of the plane's engines. He says it's not clear what caused the smoke

The plane returned to the terminal after the passengers were safely off. Officials have released few details about what went wrong.

      
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