US Airways Emergency Landing in Grand Junction

Thursday, February 19, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: US Airways CRJ-200 en route to Grand Junction Colorado
Where: Grand Junction, Colorado
When: Feb 18, 2009
Who: 27 passengers
Why: On approach, the crew discovered that the plane’ flaps were inoperable, making the speed of approach at the upper limit of the tires’ capacity. Emergency crews were on standby because of the potential tire issue. However (and fortunately) , the landing was (as you can see) uneventful.

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