2015-04-13 United Airlines Boeing 737-900 ended on grass at Houston, TX


2015-04-13 United Airlines Boeing 737-900 ended on grass at Houston, TX


On landing runway 08R at Houston G. Bush Intl Airport, the 737 ran off paved surface when the pilots attempted to turn into a high speed taxiway. The aircraft came to a stop with all undercarriage on soft ground.

The passengers deplaned via mobile airstairs. There were no reports about any injuries on board.

At the time of the event, local weather consisted of thunderstorm activity and heavy downpour.

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Date: 2015-04-15 Time: 05:31
Location: KIAH IAH Houston Intercontinental Airport
Country: USA
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: UA 1545
From: KLAS/LAS: Las Vegas-Mc Carran Intl To: KIAH/IAH: Houston Intercontinental Airport
Type: Passenger
Operator: United Airlines

Type: Boeing 737-900
Registration: N37471
Age a/c: 2,0 years
Constr. No.: 37012


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 6 167 0 173
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 104th safety occurence for the operator
  • 21st safety occurence of type (B737-900)
  • 5th safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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