Tuesday, September 27, 2016

de Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8, Flight UCA4919, N366PH, Champlain Enterprises LLC dba CommutAir - United Express: Accident occurred September 24, 2016 at Washington-Dulles International Airport (KIAD), Dulles, Loudoun County, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Champlain Enterprises LLC dba CommutAir - United Express 


NTSB Identification: DCA16CA226
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Champlain Enterprises, LLC (D.B.A. Commutair - United Express)
Accident occurred Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Dulles, VA
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC DHC 8 202, registration: N366PH

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft landed with nose gear not fully extended.  Passengers deplaned via stairs.  No injuries reported. Damage minor.

Date: 25-SEP-16
Time: 02:13:00Z
Regis#: N366PH
Aircraft Make: DE HAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC8
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Minor
State: Virginia
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: UCA-CommutAir
Flight Number: UCA4919

DULLES, Va. -  A flight coming in from Albany, NY to Dulles had to make an emergency landing Saturday after the aircraft experienced a mechanical issue, which affected its nose gear.

The plane landed at Dulles at 10:00 p.m. 

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokeswoman Kimberly  Gibbs says MWAA fire and Rescue met the airplane at the runway and responded to the aircraft emergency. Passengers and crew were safely removed from the plane and taken to the terminal by mobile lounge.

Jonathan Guerin, Spokesman for United Airlines tells FOX 5 that medics were on hand to meet and evaluate the passengers and two were transported to a local hospital with arm injuries. 

There were 21 passengers and 3 crew members onboard CommutAir flight 4919, operating as United Express Guerin says. The aircraft was a Dash 8 regional aircraft. 

Source:  http://www.fox5dc.com

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