Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Bombardier CRJ-200ER (CL-600-2B19), N965SW: Incident occurred May 11, 2022 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH), Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass. 

SkyWest Airlines Inc

Date: 11-MAY-22
Time: 20:02:00Z
Regis#: N65SW
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL-600-2B19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SKW5069
State: TEXAS

HOUSTON, Texas – A plane reportedly skidded off the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport due to technical issues on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

Airport officials say the plane is from SkyWest Airlines and was operating as a United Express aircraft, Bombardier CRJ 200.

The aircraft reportedly began experiencing steering issues as it was coming into IAH from Victoria Regional Airport.

At the end of its landing, officials say it continued rolling off the runway.

The plane apparently stopped in a grassy area at the airport.

Officials say the 13 passengers and three crew members on board were evacuated and transported back to the terminal.

SkyWest Airlines officials say their maintenance team will fully inspect the aircraft.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration provided the following statement:

“SkyWest Flight 5069 landed safely at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston at about 3 p.m. today. After landing, the Bombardier CRJ-200 lost nose-wheel steering and rolled into a grass area next to the runway. No injuries were reported. The flight departed from Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria, Texas. The FAA will investigate. Please contact the airline for the number of passengers on board and for additional details.”

1 comment:

  1. With that large berm of dirt looming ahead I’ll bet the seat bottoms up front will need to be repaired.

    Glad it turned out well for all involved.