Trans States Airlines’ (TSA) (St. Louis) while operating United Express flight UA 3363 from Chicago (O’Hare) to Ottawa yesterday (September 4), skidded off the end of the runway on landing at Ottawa. All 44 passengers and the three crew members on board were unhurt in the incident.
The aircraft involved was an Embraer ERJ 145LR registered N840HK (msn 145341) which received some minor damage. This aircraft was originally ordered by and delivered to Crossair (now Swiss) as HB-JAH. Crossair elected not to order the trust reverser option for its ERJ 145 aircraft.
The ERJ 140LR is a Long Range version with increased fuel capacity (5187 kg) and upgraded engines.
Trans States issued the following statement:
“Trans States Airlines confirms that United Express Flight 3363 en route from Chicago to Ottawa, Canada, has exited the runway in an incident at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The incident occurred at approximately 3:29 pm local time (on September 4).
The flight was operated using a 50-seat Embraer 145. The passenger list indicates that 44 passengers and a crew of three were aboard the aircraft. Preliminary reports indicate that there were no injuries.
The airline is currently focusing its resources on assisting the passengers who were on board the aircraft.
Trans States Airlines cannot speculate as to the cause of the incident. The carrier will be actively involved in the investigation, which is lead by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB). Trans States Airlines will provide more information as it becomes available.”
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