Saturday, March 17, 2018

SkyWest Airlines d/b/a American Eagle, Canadair CRJ-700, N745SK: Accident occurred August 22, 2017 near St Louis Lambert International Airport (KSTL), Missouri

The  National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: McKellar, TN
Accident Number: DCA17LA183
Date & Time: 08/22/2017, 1725 CDT
Registration: N745SK-
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC CL 600 2C10
Injuries: 2 Serious, 9 Minor, 63 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled 

On August 22, 2017, about 1702 central daylight time, SkyWest Airlines, d.b.a American Eagle flight 3167, a Bombardier CRJ700, N745SK, encountered turbulence in cruise flight at FL360 while maneuvering to avoid convective weather. The flight crew declared an emergency and diverted to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (KSTL), St. Louis, Missouri. Of the 74 passengers and crew members aboard, one passenger received serious injuries and two flight attendants and eight passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was not damaged. The regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121, from Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Atlanta, Georgia, to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, (KORD), Chicago, Illinois. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BOMBARDIER INC
Registration: N745SK
Model/Series: CL 600 2C10 700C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:  Skywest Airlines
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121); Supplemental
Operator Does Business As: American Eagle
Operator Designator Code: SKYW

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling: Unknown
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor, 2 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 8 Minor, 61 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 9 Minor, 63 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.600000, -88.915556 (est)

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