By Chris Libonati

Syracuse, N.Y. — A plane being flown from Montreal to Washington, D.C., made an emergency landing at Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Thursday afternoon, according to Syracuse Fire Department Deputy Chief Bob Cussen.

The United flight with 49 people aboard had an issue with its left reverse thruster while headed to Dulles International Airport and diverted to Syracuse, Cussen and airport authorities said. The plane landed safely.

Onondaga County 911 dispatchers were notified about the issue at 2:38 p.m., according to Cussen. The fire department’s airport unit was dispatched to a hangar where the plane had landed, he said.

Because the flight was an international flight, the passengers were met by a U.S. Customs official, according to Cussen.