United Express No Lefts Turn Out All Right
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.