United Express No Lefts Turn Out All Right

Monday, January 27, 2014
By George Hatcher

On January 27, 2013, a United Express Jet’s ailerons mid-flight failure fifty miles out forced the pilot of the Shreveport-Denver flight to make an emergency diversion and landing in Wichita.

The pilot of the Embraer EMB-145XR Flight ? ASQ6099 could not turn left but made a safe landing at Mid-Continent Airport. Kudos to the pilot for figuring out how three lefts make a right (or something to that effect.)

None of the thirty-nine passengers reported injury.

Emergency services responded to the scene.

After the plane taxied to the gate, UE provided transportation alternatives to the passengers.

We can’t wait to hear what was wrong with the ailerons. Maintenance?

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