- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to slide down an emergency chute to evacuate a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, an official said.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe Estrada said Justice Ginsburg, 78, was on her way to San Francisco and was not injured in the evacuation.

Airport spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs said the United Airlines flight was on a taxiway around 1 p.m. when the pilot noticed a problem with the engine. Ms. Gibbs said passengers used emergency chutes to exit.

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

Mr. Trevino said 179 passengers and six crew members were aboard.