Saturday, June 03, 2017

American Airlines, Boeing 737-823, N954AN, Flight AAL2214: Incident occurred June 03, 2017 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

American Airlines Inc:

Aircraft on departure roll, went off the end of the runway and gear stuck in the mud. No injuries. Damage unknown

Date: 03-JUN-17
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: AAL2214
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL2214
State: TEXAS

SAN ANTONIO — UPDATE: At approximately 1:35pm, San Antonio International Airport restored normal airport operations.

Commercial aircraft runway (runway 4/22) has been re-opened with the FAA approval.

The runway has been cleared for use for airline customers. All passengers should check with their carrier regarding any flight changes or updates.

Previous story:

Flights at San Antonio International Airport are being delayed and canceled following an accident that left a plane stuck in the mud.

Airport officials say that around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, American Airlines flight 2214 aborted take-off from runway 13R for undetermined reasons and then veered off the runway at a low speed. 

The Boeing 737-800 was bound for Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and had 38 passengers and 6 crew members on board. 

Emergency teams responded, secured the site, and evacuated everyone on board without injury.

American Airlines is now working with the passengers to provide accommodations and/or secure other flights.

The runway will remain closed until crews are able to safely clear the plane from the vicinity of the runway.

No time estimate for completion of the task was available.

The incident is causing several delays and cancellations. 

Airport officials are recommending travelers check their flight status and contact their airlines directly for any possible changes in their flights. 

The National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines are investigating the incident.

Original article can be found here:

SAN ANTONIO - After all commercial flights were suspended at the San Antonio International Airport due to an aircraft reportedly got stuck on the edge of a runway in the mud, the airport posted on Facebook that they are in the process of restoring normal operations. They ask for passengers to contact their airline to check the status of operations.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. Saturday after American Airlines Flight 2214, which was bound for Dallas-Fort Worth, veered off the edge of Runway 13-Right after takeoff.

In a statement to KENS 5, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Lynn Lunsford said passengers exited the aircraft by a stairway and no injuries have been reported. A Facebook post from the San Antonio International Airport reported 38 passengers and six crew members were bused back to the terminal.

The runway will remain closed until crews are able to safely clear the aircraft from the runway vicinity, in collaboration with American Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), according to Facebook. FAA investigators are on the way to the location, and the National Transportation Safety Board was also notified.

At the time of the incident, the airport's other commercial aircraft runway was closed for scheduled construction associated with adjacent taxiways and intersections, according to Facebook. After the incident, the airport pursued the option to re-open the closed runway with the FAA and construction crews. With FAA’s approval, crews are currently on scene securing the construction activity and ensuring the runway can be safety used by other airplanes. According to Facebook, the airport will reopen the second runway as soon as they can ensure its safe operation.

A KENS 5 viewer reported that their flight coming into SAT was diverted to Austin. They then rented a car and drove back home to San Antonio because of the incident.

Original article can be found here:

SAN ANTONIO - People traveling to or from San Antonio International Airport experienced some delays Saturday morning after a pilot veered off the runway, into mud for unknown reasons.

A release from the airport said an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 was preparing to head to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when the plane took a turn and veered off the runway "at a low speed."

Commercial flights were delayed, diverted or all together canceled after the airport closed off it's only functioning commercial flight runway. Normal operations were restored at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when the airport opened an alternate runway.

A release said the airport's other commercial flight runway was closed for scheduled construction, but airport officials said they worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to secure the construction site and re-open that runway.

The American Airlines plane that caused the delays and cancellations remains stuck on the runway.

A release said there were 38 passengers and six crew members on board the flight, but no injuries were reported. 

A passenger told KSAT 12 the airline told the passengers the incident was either due to a slick runway or a tire blow out.

Original article can be found here:

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