American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Dulles

12:50 PM, Mar 23, 2013   |    comments
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STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- American Airlines Flight 1589 made an emergency landing in Dulles after the plane's first officer fell ill on board. 

According to American Airlines spokesperson Kent Powell, the Dallas-bound plane landed Saturday morning shortly after departing from Newark. 

The plane landed safely and the 141 passengers on the flight boarded another aircraft scheduled to depart at around 2 p.m., Powell said. 

He added that paramedics transported the first officer to a local hospital with what may be appendicitis. 

The aircraft also landed overweight and was taken out-of-service, Powell said. 

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