American Eagle Embraer overruns runway in Bahamas, two injured
An American Eagle Embraer ERJ145 suffered a runway excursion while landing at Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO), Bahamas
The incident occurred in the late hours of October 24, 2020, when the aircraft, registered as N674RJ, arrived from Miami International Airport (MIA), the USA to Bahamas.
The initial inspection performed by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority of Bahamas (AAIA) showed that during landing both of Embraer ERJ145 main gear struts turned near 180 degrees and collapsed after opposing the landing direction. The malfunction of the landing gear led the jet to overrun the runway.
American Eagle reported that straight after the veer-off, pilots managed to stop the aircraft safely on soft ground. Meanwhile, contact traces of aircraft paint were found on the runway surface.
The aircraft was carrying 25 passengers and 3 crew members. Local media reported that two passengers were taken to the Rand Memorial Hospital after suffering minor injuries.
The Embraer ERJ145 jet was operated by Envoy Air, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group. According to Planespotters.com data, the N674RJ, involved in the incident was 16.6-year-old.
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