United Airlines (Chicago) flight US 3645 from Grand Rapids, MI to the Chicago (O’Hare) hub landed this afternoon (March 14) with the nose wheel retracted. There were no reported injuries on the Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ according to WGN. The flight was operated by GoJet Airlines (St. Louis).
According to a report by WZZM13, the passengers were informed 20 minutes into the flight there was a problem with the nose gear and the flight would be making an emergency landing at ORD.
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In related news, GoJet will take delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ900 in June. GoJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc., will operate seven Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft under the Delta Connection regional service brand. Deliveries will begin in June of 2015 and continue through October 2015.
GoJet Airlines currently operates a fleet of 47, two-class Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft, of which 22 are in service for Delta (the others for United under the United Express banner). GoJet has provided regional service for Delta under the Delta Connection brand since 2011.
Top: Twitter photo by Scott Frody. Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N157GJ (msn 10230) of GoJet sits on its nose after landing. ARFF personnel assist the safe exit of all passengers and crew members.
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Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N157GJ departs from Dulles International Airport (IAD) prior to the O’Hare incident.