Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 18 May 2013
Time:01:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Operating for:US Airways Express
Leased from:Piedmont Airlines
Registration: N934HA
C/n / msn: 139
First flight: 1989-02-24 (24 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Destination airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Flightnumber:4560
Narrative:
A de Havilland Canada DHC-8 passenger plane was involved in a landing accident at Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR). There were no injuries.
The airplane operated on a scheduled domestic flight PI 4560 from Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL) to Newark. It departed Philadelphia at 22:52.
Apparently the crew were not able to get the landing gear down while approaching Newark at 23:31. The flight climbed to an altitude of 3100 feet and returned to Newark for a wheels-up landing on runway 04L at 01:04.


Sources:
» New York Post
» Flightaware
» NTSB


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Distance from Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ as the crow flies is 128 km (80 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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