A US Airways regional jet had to abort takeoff at Reagan Washington National Airport yesterday afternoon for a potential fire scare.
‘The flight, operated by Air Wisconsin, was departing for Islip, N.Y., when an engine heat warning indicator came on and the pilot called for assistance. Andrew Christie, a spokesman for US Airways, told NBC News that takeoff for Flight 3652 was aborted “out of an abundance of caution.”‘
The runway that the Canadair CRJ-200 plane was on was closed briefly while fire crews investigated the incident.
No fire was detected but the plane was taken out of service and passengers rebooked on other flights.
There were no injuries.
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