D.C. flight bound for Charleston makes emergency landing in NC; passengers bused to CHS

A United Airlines flight bound for Charleston that was diverted in Greensboro, N.C. (Provided/Timothy Smith)

United Airlines confirms that a passenger plane leaving from Washington Dulles airport in Washington, D.C. heading to Charleston International Airport had to make an emergency landing in Greensboro, N.C.

"It landed safely after experiencing a mechanical issue," states a United Airlines spokesperson. "To minimize the inconvenience to our customers, we arranged for them to be transported to Charleston by bus. We provided compensation to all customers on board for the diversion."

The flight was Mesa flight 6025, operating as United Express, departed Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon.

The Piedmont Triad International Airport is nearly 4.5 hours away by car from the Charleston International Airport.

We have asked for more information about what appears to be a shattered windshield and are waiting for a response.

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