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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 4 March 2019
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-145XR
Operator:CommutAir
On behalf of:United Express
Registration: N14171
C/n / msn: 14500859
First flight: 2004
Engines: 2 Allison AE3007A1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Presque Isle-Northern Maine Regional Airport, ME (PQI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Presque Isle-Northern Maine Regional Airport, ME (PQI/KPQI), United States of America
Flightnumber:UA4933
Narrative:
United Express flight 4933, operated by CommutAir, landed between runway 01 and taxiway A in light to moderate snow at Presque Isle-Northern Maine Regional Airport, Maine, USA.
The aircraft, a Embraer ERJ-145XR, departed Newark-Liberty International Airport, New Jersey at 10:04 hours local time on a domestic flight to Presque Isle. About 11:09 hours the flight was on final approach to runway 01 at Presque Isle Airport. This approach was aborted and the flight crew circled the airport for another attempt. At 11:30 hours, the aircraft landed after the second approach to runway 01.
One of the undercarriage legs separated and became embedded between the fuselage and the no.1 engine. The nose section sustained serious damage.
One crew member and two passengers were injured.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA19FA089

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flightaware

METAR Weather report:
15:31 UTC / 10:31 local time:
KPQI 041531Z AUTO 09005KT 1/2SM -SN FZFG BKN011 OVC018 M02/M04 A2971 RMK AO2 P0000 FZRANO RVRNO

15:56 UTC / 10:56 local time:
KPQI 041556Z AUTO 08006KT 1/2SM SN FZFG OVC013 M02/M04 A2970 RMK AO2 SLP103 P0001 T10221044 FZRANO RVRNO

16:18 UTC / 11:18 local time:
KPQI 041618Z AUTO 06004KT 1/2SM SN FZFG M03/M04 A2968 RMK AO2 P0000 FZRANO RVRNO

16:43 UTC / 11:43 local time:
KPQI 041643Z AUTO 07005KT 3/4SM -SN SCT008 OVC013 M01/M04 A2967 RMK AO2 P0001 FZRANO RVRNO


Photos

photo of Embraer-EMB-145XR-N14171
accident date: 04-03-2019
type: Embraer EMB-145XR
registration: N14171
 

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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Newark-Liberty International Airport, NJ to Presque Isle-Northern Maine Regional Airport, ME as the crow flies is 823 km (514 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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