Embraer E175LR loses winglet due to turbulence
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.
Envoy Airlines Embraer E175LR diverts to Birmingham - Shuttlesworth Airport after losing its right winglet due to turbulence while enroute to Dallas Fort Worth. No injuries reported.— Breaking Aviation News & Videos (@aviationbrk) May 4, 2022
None of the occupants were injured.
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