Embraer E175LR loses winglet due to turbulence

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An Envoy Air Embraer E175LR aircraft has lost its right winglet due to turbulence. 

The aircraft, registered as N233NN, was conducting flight AA3729 from Charleston International Airport (CHS) to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on May 3, 2022, when it was safely diverted to Birmingham – Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), in the United States, following the incident. 

“American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) flight 3729 from Charleston (CHS) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), an Embraer E175 operated by Envoy, diverted to Birmingham (BHM) after a possible mechanical issue following turbulence midflight,” an American Airlines (A1G) (AAL) spokesperson told AeroTime. ”Customers were re-accommodated on an alternate flight that departed last night.”

Shortly after the incident, photographs of the Embraer E175 aircraft appeared on social media, which clearly showed the aircraft without the right winglet. 

None of the occupants were injured.  

Envoy Air operates as a regional carrier for American Airlines (A1G) (AAL). The airline’s fleet is comprised of 158 Embraer jets, according to Planespotters.net data.  


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