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Plane evacuated after engine trouble at Dulles

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In this June 21, 2011 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) In this June 21, 2011 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flight bound for San Francisco that carried U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to be evacuated at Dulles International Airport after the pilot noticed something was wrong with the engine.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs says the United Airlines flight was on the airport taxiway around 1 p.m. Wednesday when the pilot noticed a problem and decided to evacuate. Gibbs says passengers used emergency chutes to exit and were taken to the terminal.

United spokesman Mike Trevino says one person was injured, but he didn't have other details.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe Estrada confirmed Ginsburg was on the flight. Estrada says Ginsburg was not injured. She was headed to San Francisco for an event.

Trevino says 179 passengers and six crew members were aboard.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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