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United Express Flight Returns to George Bush Intercontinental Airport

United ExpressUnited Express Flight 3888 had to return and make an emergency landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, on October 23rd.

The plane took off for Birmingham, Alabama, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported fumes in the cockpit.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Nashville

United ExpressUnited Express flight 3550 made an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 5th.

The plane heading from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Houston, Texas, was diverted due to an unruly passenger. Authorities said the male passenger caused “extreme concern for passengers and the flight crew”, as he broke out of toilet’s door and shouted in Arabic.

The plane landed safely in Nashville.

The man, identified as Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri, 26, was arrested.

United Express Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Redding

United ExpressA United Express jet made an emergency landing in Redding, California, on July 13th.

The plane took off for San Francisco, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after its landing gear failed to retract completely.

The plane landed safely. All 53 passengers aboard remained unhurt.

United Express Flight Diverts to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

United Express flight 6183 had to make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on February 24th.

The Embraer ERJ-175 took off from Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, and was heading to San Antonio, Texas, when it lost cabin pressure, forcing the pilot to divert.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

The airline arranged a replacement plane for the passengers.

The flight was operated by Mesa Airlines.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing at McAllen Miller International Airport

United ExpressUnited Express flight 4020 operated by Mesa Airlines made an emergency landing at McAllen Miller International Airport in Hidalgo County, Texas, on January 28.

The airline said that the ATC declared a ‘precautionary emergency’ after a brake light indicator came on.

The Embraer 175 plane landed uneventfully. There were 41 people aboard the plane; all of them remained unhurt.

The maintenance personnel inspected the plane and cleared it to continue the flight to Houston.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Salina Regional Airport

United ExpressA United Express flight, operated by Shuttle America, made an emergency landing at Salina Regional Airport, Kansas, on September 25.

Authorities said the pilot requested an emergency landing after noticing smoke in the cockpit.

The plane landed uneventfully.

There were 70 passengers aboard at the time; one of them was treated for a nosebleed but authorities said that was not related to emergency landing.

United Express Plane Returns to Milwaukee due to Engine Issue

United ExpressUnited Express flight 5393, operated by SkyWest Airlines, had to return and make an emergency landing at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 28.

According to SkyWest Airlines, the plane had to return after the pilots noticed an engine issue. The flight was heading to Chicago, Illinois, at the time.

The plane landed uneventfully and all 41 passengers aboard remained safe.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cockpit Fire

United ExpressCommutAir Flight 4776, operating as United Express, made an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, on June 5.

The Dash 8 turboprop commuter jet, en-route from Newark Liberty International Airport to Bradley, declared emergency on approach after a small fire broke out in the cockpit.

Authorities said the crew had put out the fire with a fire extinguisher before the plane landed safely. All 36 passengers and 3 crew members remained unharmed.

The airline said in a statement, “We are very thankful for the quick response of our flight crew to ensure the safety of our passengers — the aircraft has been removed from service and will undergo a thorough maintenance evaluation.”

The cause of fire is being investigated.

Canadair CRJ Belly Landing at LAX

A SkyWest/United Express Canadair CRJ made a belly landing at Los Angeles International Airport with the left main gear not fully extended. None of the 43 aboard reported injury. The video below shows sparks on landing, with the commentators realizing on air there were not 4 aboard but a full plane. The video has been cut so that you do not see the landing initially, but eventually they show the friction of the landing. News of the incident was released without the flight number, origin or destination.

The incident occurred at 8:23 a.m.

The CRJ is a regional commuter. Passengers were able to disembark normally, without slides, and were bussed to the terminal. Emergency services were standing by.

United Air Express Flight Diverts to Philadelphia Airport

United airlinesUnited Air Express flight 4882 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, on April 28.

Airport officials confirmed that the flight, heading from Raleigh-Durham to Newark, was diverted after one of its engines caught fire.

The fire-fighters were ready at the scene when the plane landed uneventfully.

All 75 people aboard were safely evacuated. Authorities said one passenger, having a history of heart problem, was taken to hospital.

Plane Makes Safe Emergency Landing at O’Hare Without Nose Landing Gear

United ExpressGo Jet flight 3645, operated by United Airlines, had to make an emergency landing at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, on the afternoon of March 14.

The plane was flying from Grand Rapids, Michigan, when its front landing gear failed to deploy. The pilot then declared emergency and asked the passengers to brace for landing.

The plane landed uneventfully. All 37 passengers and 4 crew members remained unharmed.

The cause of incident is under investigation.

United Express Flight Diverts to Eisenhower National Airport

United ExpressUnited Express Flight 4912 had to make an emergency landing at Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on February 25.

Airport authorities said the flight, operated by Republic Airlines, was heading from Denver to Kansas City when it had to declare emergency due to a landing gear issue.

The plane was then diverted to Eisenhower Airport where it landed uneventfully. None of the 67 passengers and 4 crew members was hurt.

The Bombardier Q-400 aircraft was taken for inspection while the passengers and crew members were taken to Kansas City via a bus.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bridgeport

United ExpressA United Express jet made an emergency landing at North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport, West Virginia, on January 25.

The ERJ 145 regional plane was heading from Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia to Dayton, Ohio when the crew reported engine trouble and requested emergency landing.

The plane landed uneventfully at around 6 p.m. and no one was injured.

The aircraft was taken for inspection.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Cabin Depressurization

United ExpressA United Express flight had to make an emergency landing in Springfield, Missouri, on October 24.

The flight, en-route from Birmingham, Alabama to Denver, Colorado, was diverted after crew reported cabin depressurization problem.

The plane landed uneventfully. The airport spokesperson confirmed that 3 passengers were treated for nose and sinus issues which commonly occur in case of cabin depressurization.

The airline arranged another aircraft which took the passengers to their destination.

Regional Airliner Diverts to DuPage for Emergency Landing

United ExpressA SkyWest flight, operating as a United Express, had to make an emergency landing at DuPage County Airport, Illinois, on October 20.

Flight 5290, carrying 44 passengers and 3 crew members, was heading from Asheville, North Carolina to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, when the crew reported problems in maintaining the altitude and taking right turns.

The Canadair regional jet CRJ-200 aircraft was then diverted to DuPage where it made a safe emergency landing. SkyWest spokesperson Marissa Snow said, “The flight landed safely and customers were transported to O’Hare.”

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA.

United Express Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Peoria

United ExpressGoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, made an emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois, just before noon on August 22, after the cabin lost air pressure.

According to Gene Olson, the Director of General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport,  “I don’t know exactly what the issue was, but there was a cabin depressurization so they made a precautionary landing here in Peoria.”

The CRJ-700, which was on its way from St. Louis to Chicago O’Hare, landed safely. No injuries were reported.

GoJet said in a statement that the flight was diverted due to indication of smoke in the cockpit. They further said, “We will use a replacement aircraft to accommodate passengers, and aircraft technicians will examine the aircraft to determine the cause of the indication.”

Pressure-loss and Smoke at 10,000 Feet

I write a lot of shorthand. Not real secretarial shorthand but the kind that sums up major panicfests into four lines without even an exclamation point. A plane made an emergency landing at such and such a place after it filled with smoke. These people were hurt (or they weren’t), this broke on the plane (or it didn’t) and somebody broke something worse than a nail while exiting via the emergency slide (or they didn’t). I usually don’t have access to a lot of passenger interviews that talk about the terrifying moments between when they found out they were on a plane with issues, and when they were actually safe on the ground, and I mean literally on the ground, probably kissing it for good measure. Well, just because I don’t get a birds-eye view inside a plane showing everyone the human story while the pilots are duking it out in the cockpit for the sake of survival doesn’t mean there aren’t as many passionate plane stories as there are people in the plane. So I do have to apologize once in a while, for my tendency to rattle off the facts. I try to maintain my objectivity most of the time, so some of this news may come across as dull. I feel pretty certain no one aboard the planes feels like its dull.

So on 29-JAN-2014, there was an emergency landing in Delaware after a Mesa Airlines/United Express CRJ 700 (Canadair CL-600-2C10 Regional Jet CRJ-701ER) Dulles-Boston flight got smokey in the cabin, and the oxygen masks dropped down, both pretty good indicators that something was wrong. They made a safe landing though, in New Castle Airport. There was a loss of pressure, and they descended to 10,000 feet before they landed at 9:55.

In fact, here’s someone’s twitter about it, probably a passenger.

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.

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

Locked in a Plane

Asleep unnoticed in the back of the plane at the time of disembarkation from his United Express/Expressjet flight from Lafayette, La. to Houston, passenger Tom Wagner woke up at the end of the line–in the dark, locked inside a cold plane empty of crew and passengers.

What should be the consequences of being locked inside a plane? Flight attendants have walk-thru procedures, don’t they? At any rate, however the situation began, Wagner had his cell phone with him and was able to initiate the ending. He just called someone who called the airline, and the airline called the crew, and somebody showed up and let him out.

Houston was a layover for Wagner, so after a (free) motel night, he was given a $250 voucher to finish his trip.

United Express Flight Diverted

A United Express Flight 5733, a Canadian-made Bombadier CRJ700 regional jet operated by SkyWest Airlines, diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 4:49 p.m. (6:49 p.m. ET) on October 31, 2013.

All 42 passengers safely exited.

The flight had been en route from San Francisco to San Antonio Texas. The diversion was due to a threatening note.

A bomb squad swept the plane and the luggage.

Emergency Landing in Memphis

What: Expressjet/United Express en route from Memphis to Houston
Where: Memphis International Airport
When: March 30, 2012
Who: 44 passengers
Why: The Expressjet had such a rocky take-off the pilot announced to the passengers he was flying over the tower to see if there was something wrong.

There was something wrong. He had a flat, the tower observed.

The jet landed safely at Memphis International Airport with emergency services on standby. After passengers disembarked, they were provided overnight accommodations until the replacement flight arrived (Saturday.)

Open Door Plane Lands at Burlington International Airport

What: United Express/Atlantic Southeast Airlines en route from Burlington International Airport to Washington-Dulles in Virginia
Where: Burlington International Airport, Vermont
When: Jan 24, 2010 6:45 a.m.
Who: 43 passengers
Why: While en route, the pilot was having trouble steering; a light indicated that a passenger door was open. A “Phase 5 Emergency” was declared, and rescue vehicles were on standby.

The flight returned to Burlington International Airport not long after takeoff and made a safe landing.
There were no injuries reported.

Syracuse Emergency Landing

What: United Express en route from Chicago to Syracuse
Where: Syracuse Hancock International airport
When: Dec 24, 2010, 9″45
Who: 36 aboard
Why: While en route, the UA Chicago flight developed an engine icing problem. Details were not provided, but the plane made a safe landing in Syracuse, with emergency on standby. There were no injuries or specifics published regarding engine icing details, such as the type of plane, engine, or the specific part(s) affected.

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