Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Type: Embraer ERJ-175LR (ERJ-170-200 LR)
Operating for: United Express
Leased from: SkyWest Airlines
C/n / msn: 17000569
First flight: 2016-06-08 (6 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF34-8E5
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 55
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location: San Antonio International Airport, TX (SAT) ( United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), United States of America
Destination airport: Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexico
An Embraer ERJ-175LR, operating United Express flight UA5588, suffered a nose landing gear collapsed upon landing at San Antonio International Airport, Texas, USA. The aircraft suffered unreported damage and there were no serious injuries among the 55 occupants.
The flight originated in Chicago-O’Hare International Airport, Illinois, USA at 01:30 UTC. The aircraft reached the destination of Monterrey, Mexico about 05:04 UTC, but turned around due to weather circumstances at the airport. The flight then diverted to Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas, were it landed at 06:02 UTC.
When weather at Monterrey had improved, the flight took off from Houston at 18:16 UTC. About 19:30 UTC, during the approach to Monterrey, the crew selecting the undercarriage down and got a gear indication. The approach was abandoned and the flight crew decided to divert to San Antonio International Airport, Texas. A low pass was performed over runway 04 and the airplane circled for an approach to land on runway 04. The aircraft touched down at 20:53 UTC and suffered a collapsed of the nose landing gear. All passengers evacuated the aircraft via the aft exit slides. (AvSafNet)
Goodness me! Im gonna go and google that. Seems horrible! >.<
This flight originated in Chicago Saturday evening. Diverted to Houston due to bad weather. Took off again Sunday morning and made it to Monterrey where the issue with the nose gear came up. Diverted to San Antonio where they landed. I saw a video on the news, the pilot did a great job…for some reason I can’t find it online.
Please search before posting :) you are welcome to contribute this info on the thread below!
@Natzoo. Pls note I searched first. The Topic noted/posted did not pop. Problem used wrong search term, Flt number would be helpful. Regards, Max
Thanks for the suggestion, I changed it but if you searched up SAT or united airlines, it would’ve popped up.
Opp’s my bad. I used original destination Huston vice SAT during the search.
Just a Brain Fart, I’ve been out of the loop for more than a month, I’ll get it together eventually. Thanks for the catch. I’m closing mine. Regards, Max
No its ok! Maybe the mods can merge our topics together?