World Airways Jet Lands At Dulles; No Injuries
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A World Airways DC-10 jet bound for Philadelphia had to make an emergency landing Sunday at Washington Dulles International Airport after losing some controls while flying from Charleston, S.C., a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
There were no injuries among the 188 passengers and 13 crew members when Flight 106 landed at 5:43 p.m. EDT at the airport west of the nation’s capital, according to spokesman Fred Farrar.
″It was declared an emergency because of a loss of aileron, the control surfaces on wings used to bank the plane, and the elevator control,″ Farrar said.
He said the aileron controls are used to turn the plane more efficiently and quickly, but that the DC-10 landed ″without incident or injury.″
The plane was to remain at Dulles while FAA inspectors examine the plane to see what caused the problem and whether it might happen to other DC-10s, Farrar said. He said he knew of no other similar problems with the aircraft.