United Airlines Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing

Flight 6176 from Washington D.C. to Nashville was forced to make an emergency landing after smoke was reported coming from one of the engines.
1:11 | 01/27/17

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Thanks for those symptoms. That midair emergency overnight, a plane from Washington, D.C. Forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville after a fire broke out in one of the engines. Right to David Kerley at Reagan national airport for us. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Some tense moments on that flight into Nashville. The crew declaring an emergency landing as they're approaching because in flight, they got a warning of a fire in one of their engines. We are declaring an emergency. We have a right engine fire. Be advised we do have a fire warning and the fire is still out. We were not able to extinguish it. The flight attendants got on the horn and said, hey, we're going to emergency land. Head down, grab your ankles. Head down -- kept repeating it. Reporter: As soon as the jet landed the doors were open and stairs brought up and the passengers were able to evacuate and firefighters went to that engine. They sprayed on water and foam. They say there were no flames but they called it a hot spot in the engine. Nobody was injured and Mesa airlines which operated this united express flight says it took that jet out of service. They're going to check the engine, of course, robin. Of course and as you said thankfully no one was injured.

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