Friday, December 22, 2017

United Express, Embraer ERJ-175LR, N85340 : Incident occurred December 21, 2017 at Easterwood Airport (KCLL), College Station, Brazos County, Texas

Mesa Airlines: http://registry.faa.gov/N85340




COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- An airplane made an emergency landing in College Station on Thursday after smoke was reported onboard the aircraft.


According to online flight records, United Airlines Flight 6266 departed Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 6:04 p.m. and landed at Easterwood Airport at 6:43 p.m.


The plane was enroute to Boise, Idaho before it was diverted due to a report of smoke in the fuselage of the aircraft.


Mesa Airlines sent a statement to KHOU 11 News Thursday evening confirming they were operating the United Express Flight 6266. The flight diverted to College Station due to a mechanical issue, the airlines said.


"We have our two young children with us, so we're just glad to be safe and on the ground," said passenger Troy Schrenk. He said he never saw smoke in the cabin, but it did "feel considerably warmer" than normal.


Firefighters responding to the incident were unable to find the source of the smoke, according to College Station Fire Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers. 


Smoke detectors on the aircraft were activated around the same time flight attendants saw smoke, about 7 minutes after take-off from IAH, according to the College Station Fire Department.


Firefighters said nothing was found by crews in cabin or cargo areas. 


No injuries were reported and officials said the plane was at full capacity. 


All passengers safely unloaded and their baggage was retrieved. A new plane is scheduled to arrive at 9:10 p.m. and will depart for Boise at 9:40 p.m.


Story and video ➤  http://www.khou.com




A United Airlines flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston made an emergency landing Thursday night at Easterwood Airport after smoke was detected in the main body of the aircraft.


According to College Station Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers, first responders were called to Easterwood shortly before 7 p.m. after officials received a report that a United Express Embraer 175 bound for Boise, Idaho, was experiencing a problem in the air. Officials determined the main body of the plane, which had 80 people on board, had filled with smoke.


The plane landed safely at Easterwood and all those on board were evacuated. No injuries were reported.


According to Rodgers, the plane's smoke detectors activated about seven minutes after departing from the Houston airport, and flight attendants reported seeing smoke. However, he said firefighters were unable to determine the source of the smoke.


No other flight schedules were affected. According to Rodgers, a new plane was scheduled to arrive in College Station at 9:10 p.m. to depart at 9:40 p.m. for Boise.


Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.theeagle.com




COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- An airplane made an emergency landing in College Station on Thursday after smoke was reported on board the aircraft.


According to online flight records, United Airlines Flight 6266 departed Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at 6:04 p.m. and landed at Easterwood Airport at 6:43 p.m.


The plane was en route to Boise, Idaho before it was diverted due to a report of smoke in the fuselage of the aircraft. United says it was a "mechanical issue."


"A smoke detector activated 7 minutes after takeoff from IAH," said College Station Fire Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers. "A smoke detector activated at the same time flight attendants saw smoke."


"We have our two young children with us, so we're just glad to be safe and on the ground," said passenger Troy Schrenk. He said he never saw smoke in the cabin, but it did "feel considerably warmer" than normal.


Firefighters responding to the incident were unable to find the source of the smoke, according to College Station Fire Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers.


The passengers are being allowed to collect their luggage off the aircraft, and United is reportedly sending another plane from Houston to College Station. It should arrive around 9:10 p.m. and depart around 9:40 p.m.


Passengers said the plane was at full capacity.


Full Statement from United:


"United Express Flight 6266, bound for Boise, diverted to College Station shortly after takeoff due to a mechanical issue. The flight landed safely, and our customers will be boarding a new aircraft this evening to complete their journey. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."


Story and video ➤ http://www.kbtx.com





HOUSTON - A United Express flight that left Houston on Thursday night was diverted to College Station due to a mechanical issue, according to the airline.


Smoke was seen in the cabin and smoke detectors went off shortly after takeoff.


The flight was headed to Boise and was forced to divert about seven minutes after takeoff. Flight records show the plane left George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 6:04 p.m. and landed at Easterwood Airport at 6:43 p.m.


"A smoke detector activated seven minutes after takeoff from IAH," said College Station Fire Battalion Chief Greg Rodgers in an interview with KBTX. "Pilots said a smoke detector on the plane activated at the same time flight attendants saw smoke."  


The flight landed safely.


The College Station Fire Department said there were 80 passengers on board and there was 16,000 pounds of fuel.


Authorities are working to determine the source of the smoke. Nothing was found by crews in the cabin or cargo areas.


The passengers will board a new aircraft to complete their journey.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.click2houston.com

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