Justice Ginsburg Slides to Safety After Plane Scare

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to slide down an emergency chute in order to evacuate a commercial airliner on Wednesday.

Ginsburg, 78, was on her way from Washington to San Francisco and was not injured, Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe Estrada said.

United Airlines Flight 586 was on the taxiway at the Dulles International Airport when the pilot noticed a problem with the engine and ordered all 179 passengers and six crew members to exit the plane.

The airline reported one person was injured in the incident, but had no more details.

Ginsburg, the high court's oldest justice, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009. Even though she was hospitalized on two occasions last year, she has maintained an active travel schedule since that time.

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