N670UW
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US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:43 am

WTAE in Pittsburgh reporting a US Airways Express Saab 340 lost steering control and ran off the runway (could be a taxiway) at PIT. The flight was 4929, PIT-JHW, operated by Colgan Air. No word on injuries or anything.
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:45 am

Don't appear to be any injuries... good news!

http://kdka.com/topstories/local_story_243175624.html

Though not a great day for US!!
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:47 am

Quoting SEAdomer787 (Reply 1):
Though not a great day for US!!

I'll second that one. Mom always said, "When it rains it pours!"
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:49 am

I say it's a very great day for US.

Two potentially dangerous situations both ended up without injury and what looks to be minor damage to the airframes. That's pretty lucky.
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:07 am

Anyone know the reg.#?
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COEWRNJ
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:14 am

Where is JHW? Sorry the rollover doesn't work for this.
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:20 am

Quoting COEWRNJ (Reply 5):
Where is JHW?

Jamestown, New York
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:31 am

Quoting N670UW (Thread starter):
ran off the runway (could be a taxiway) at PIT

It was, in fact a taxiway. Flight had returned to field due to maintenance, and lost steering on the way back to the gate.

It was lucky...a/c appeared to stop just a couple of feet from a 10-15 foot embankment.

Don't know the reg #.

[Edited 2006-09-01 02:34:53]
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:24 am

Doesn't say what it was in the article. But the only MX item I can think of on that A/C that would cause an air return is a hydraulic problem. Given that I would have probably opted not to attempt a post arrival taxi.
Have to call some of my old Colgan peeps and see what they know.
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:00 pm

I was walking to A concourse and noticed firetrucks and maintenance crews surrounded the aircraft. I didn't know what was going on. It was off a taxiway near the US Airways hangers. Glad there was no injuries.
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:41 pm

The reg# was either

N237MJ or
N277MJ

I believe . . .
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:55 pm

Quoting SEAdomer787 (Reply 1):
Though not a great day for US!!

not a great week for US don't you mean!
 
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:04 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 11):
not a great week for US don't you mean!

The 737 emergency landing and now this. Not a good day for US.

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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:36 pm

777ER,

Heres the link to the discussion about the 737 emergency landing.
CNN U.S. Airways Plane Catches Fire On Runway (by Monkey Aug 31 2006 in Civil Aviation)

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jsposaune
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:01 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):
Not a good day for US.

I dunno...it would have been a worse day if people were injured or killed. Kudos to all crews involved.
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RE: US Express Airplane Off Runway At PIT

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:56 am

Quoting Jsposaune (Reply 14):
Kudos to all crews involved.

Amen to that. I have a friend who is a f/a for US. I wonder if he was on that flight.

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