Friday, February 23, 2018

United Airlines, Boeing 737-900, N30401: Incident occurred February 23, 2018 at Green Bay–Austin Straubel International Airport (KGRB), Brown County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Flight 878: Slid off the runway on landing due to weather.

http://registry.faa.gov/N30401

Date: 23-FEB-18
Time: 10:16:00Z
Regis#: N30401
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 739
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 878
City: GREEN BAY
State: WISCONSIN

Flight 878: After landing slid off the runway, damaged airport light.

Date: 23-FEB-18
Time: 09:05:00Z
Regis#: N30401
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737 924
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 878
City: GREEN BAY
State: WISCONSIN




GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Boeing 737 slid off the runway while landing at Austin Straubel International Airport Friday morning.

The plane was carrying 180 passengers and seven crew members. There were no reports of injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

The United Flight 878 was flying from Houston to Minneapolis-St. Paul when it was diverted to Green Bay due to bad weather.

The plane was landing at Austin Straubel International Airport when it slid off the runway by 250 feet at 3 a.m.

The passengers were moved off the plane and were taken to a terminal.

Tom Miller, Director of Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, said passengers and crew got off the plane by using a portable set of stairs.

Passenger Carly Zierden from Duluth said officials told her they could choose to take a bus to Minneapolis-St. Paul or take a flight later in the day.

"You could kind of tell the difference between the runway and the ground. We were making-- we were slowing down, but then you could feel kind of the brakes not have any more traction and we continued off the runway into the field. It was a pretty scary experience, I'd say but, they turned the lights on and just made sure everyone was ok after," said Zierden.

Here is the full statement from Miller:

"At approximately 3:00 a.m. today, a United Airlines Boeing 737-900 was landing at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) and ran off the end of the runway by about 250 feet. The plane was carrying 180 passengers and seven crew members. There were no injuries and everyone safely exited the aircraft using a portable set of stairs. They were then transported to the terminal building by bus and alternate transportation is being arranged for the passengers.

Flight 878 originated in Houston, Texas and was headed for Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was apparently diverted to GRB because of bad weather. The situation has been reported to the FAA, which is investigating."

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




GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A plane headed for MSP International Airport was forced to make an unscheduled landing in Green Bay and slid off the runway early Friday morning, passengers said.

It happened just after 3 a.m. at Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport. The airport fire department was forced to come in and get people off the plane.

United Flight 878 took off from Houston and was first diverted to Madison. It took off from Madison just after 1:15, and after circling Minneapolis several times, the pilots came to Green Bay to try and land.

KARE 11 viewer Mike Henderson sent a video showing passengers getting off the plane on the runway. They were then loaded into buses.

No one was hurt.

United Airlines gave the following statement to our sister station KHOU in Houston Friday morning:

Severe weather caused UA878 operating from Houston to Minneapolis to divert to Madison, WI. The flight took off from Madison; however, severe weather again caused a diversion to Green Bay, WI where it left the runway. There were no injuries and we have arranged transportation for passengers from the aircraft to the airport terminal. We apologize to our customers and have provided hotel accommodations.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kare11.com

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