Landing Gear Concerns Diverts Plane To BWI

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The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines, in order to avoid another disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

The director of the International Air Transport Association said Monday he wants to see a globally agreed upon tracking standard in place by the end of this year, which also takes into consideration the cost on airlines, in order to avoid another disappearance like that of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A commuter plane headed to Dulles International Airport from Richmond was safely diverted to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport over concerns about a possible mechanical issue.

BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean says flight ExpressJet 6060 was diverted Monday morning after an indicator showed there might be a problem with the plane’s landing gear.

ExpressJet says the plane landed without problems and the 42 passengers were evacuated and taken by bus to the terminal.

No injuries were reported.

The airline says it is trying to determine what the problem was and arrange for passengers to get to Dulles, or their final destination.

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