2014-07-16 Republic Airlines Embraer E-170 ran off runway during test-run at Kansas City


2014-07-16 Republic Airlines Embraer E-170 ran off runway during test-run at Kansas City


On a post maintenance taxi test run in pre dawn darkness, with only two maintenance crew (not certified pilots) on board, the E-170 ran off the runway coming to rest about 150 meters further in deep grass. 

Nobody was injured.

Local media first reported the incident occured on runway 19R but aerial images showed it actually happened on the parallel runway 19L. 

The E-170 came to rest only a few meters before a drainage ditch pointing about 90 degrees from the runway axis. 

The aircraft was due to fly its first leg of the day about 80 minutes later on flight US 3408 from Kansas to Washington-DCA. 

Runway 19L/01R in question was closed until the E-170 was removed.


Date: 2014-07-16 Time: 04:30
Location: KMCI MCI Kansas City Intl
Country: USA
Flight phase: TXI – Taxi, Power Back
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: 
From: – NONE To: –
Type: Ground
Operator: Republic Airlines
Leased from: US Airways Express

Type: Embraer E-170
Registration: N125HQ
Age a/c: 6.5889 years
Constr. No.: 17000202


Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2 0
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 9th occurence of the airline
  • 13th occurence at airport

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