Pictured: A Delta Connection (Freedom Airlines)Embraer EMB-145LR (ERJ-145LR) over Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International
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Contact photographer Roel Van Der Velpen – MST-Aviation
What: Delta/Freedom Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 en route from Charleston to Cincinnati Kentucky
Where: Yeager Airport in Charleston West Virginia
When: Feb 8 2010
Who: 46 passengers and three crew
Why: The pilot aborted takeoff possibly over flat tires, though the reason the pilot aborted is still a matter of question. (After the high speed runway skid, two tires are definitely blown.) There was damage to the to right main gear tires, and also some wing damage, supposedly from rubber projectile. The flight skidded several hundred feet and rolled to a stop about 500 feet from the runway’s end. Passengers debarked without incident; and maintenance crews are working on getting the plane towed. Several flights have been cancelled due to the runway closure.