LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Smoke from a faulty air conditioning unit forced the closure of several gates at Dulles International Airport on Thursday morning.
The area near Gates A1 through A6 was evacuated around 9 a.m. when a hazy smoke visible inside the terminal was reported. Airport officials said some United Express flights scheduled for those gates were moved to other gates.
Crews at the airport investigated the incident and found a faulty HVAC unit was the cause of the smoke.
Hazy smoke from faulty HVAC unit at @Dulles_Airport gates A1-A6 was ID'd & ventilated. Area was closed to pax for 1hr but is now open.—
MWAA (@dcairports) August 14, 2014
The area was properly ventilated and reopened around 10 a.m.
More From Virginia
- UPDATE: Get Tickets to ‘106.7 the Fan LIVE’ at the State Theatre
- Virginia Waitress Gets Racist Note Instead of Tip
- Forecasters in Virginia Preparing for Snow
- Anaconda Found in Toilet in Arlington Apartment (Photo)