Sunday, August 01, 2021

Bombardier CRJ-701ER (CL-600-2C10) Regional Jet, N514MJ: Incident occurred August 01, 2021 at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC), New York

United Express 
GoJet Airlines


ROCHESTER, New York (WHEC) — A plane enroute to Buffalo from Newark, New Jersey, with a significant fuel leak made an emergency landing at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport early Sunday evening.

Airport Director Andy Moore tells News10NBC the United Express flight was carrying 55 passengers.  Moore says the pilot noticed a fuel leak on the aircraft's wing. That's when the flight was diverted to Rochester. 

Video shared by Justin Abbott shows fuel pouring from the plane as it approaches the runway before landing safely on Runway 4/22. 

The plane then parked on the runway, and the airport shuttled passengers to the main terminal building on Brooks Avenue, according to Moore.

As a precautionary measure, ambulances were called to the scene but Moore said that there were no injuries reported. 

Several emergency responders including Rochester Airport Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 1636 were on scene.


  1. Wow that video shows a LOT of fuel spray from the center rear area of the left wing while on approach. The CRJ does not have a fuel dump system and the fuel fill inlet is at the front of the wings near the fuselage mate. What in the world happened here.

    1. I would hazard a guess and say that the filler cap on the left wing came off. Although the airplane has a single point refuel point it still has fuel filler points on the wings.