2015-06-07 Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 overran runway at Buffalo Airport


2015-06-07 Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 overran runway at Buffalo Airport


The aircraft overran the end of the runway coming to rest on the grass.

On landing runway 32 in darkness and windy weather, the aircraft overran the end of the runway where it came to rest approximately 50 meters further on the grass.

All on board remained unhurt and the aircraft apparently, was not damaged.

The Canadair twinjet nose came to a stop only about 100 meters before the airport fence and a busy road.

Earler the pilots had to abandon the approach to runway 23 twice because of turbulence and intense rainfall.

KBUF weather:
KBUF 080354Z 22013G22KT 10SM BKN046 OVC060 21/16 A2977 RMK AO2 RAB13E53 SLP079 P0004 T02110161


Date: 2015-06-07 Time: 23:38
Location: KBUF BUF Buffalo Niagara Intl
Country: USA
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor

Flight no.: UA 3796
From: KIAD/IAD: Washington Dulles To: KBUF/BUF: Buffalo Niagara Intl
Type: Passenger
Operator: Mesa Airlines
Leased from: United Express

Type: Canadair CRJ-700
Registration: N514MJ
Age a/c: 11.7644 years
Constr. No.: 10116


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  4 69 0 73
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 13th safety occurence for the operator
  • 20th safety occurence of type (CRJ-700)
  • 2nd safety occurence at airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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