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Crash of an Embraer ERJ-145XR in Presque Isle

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2019 at 1143 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N14171
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Newark - Presque Isle
MSN:
145-859
YOM:
2004
Flight number:
UA4933
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
28
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Newark on flight UA4933 (CommutAir flight CS4933), the crew started the descent to runway 01 at Presque Isle Airport, Maine. At 1109LT, at an altitude of 2,000 feet, in a limited visibility due to snow falls and freezing rain, the captain decided to initiate a go-around. About 20 minutes later, the crew started a second approach to runway 01. After touchdown, the aircraft went out of control and veered off runway to the right. While contacting snow, both main landing gears collapsed. The left main gear was torn off and collided with the left engine before the airplane came to a stop. A crew member and three passengers were injured. At the time of the accident, the visibility was limited to a half a mile in snow falls and freezing rain. Also, it was reported that both the freezing rain sensor and the Runway Visual Range (RVR) system values were not available at the time of the accident.