2015-09-29 Mesa Airlines CRJ-900 wingtip hit runway at McAllen, TX
On landing the right wingtip hit the runway at McAllen Airport. All on board remained unhurt.
Following a visual approach to runway 31, the aircraft was only moments away from touchdown on runway 31 at McAllen International Airport, TX.
At that stage, the aircraft became unstabilized and a bank angle to the right developed until the right wingtip touched the ground.
The pilots were able to contol the plane and made a safe landing roll-out.
No one inside the aircraft was injured.
According tzo Mesa airlines media statement, the aircraft was removed from service after the incident to allow inspections.
291653Z VRB04KT 10SM CLR 31/22 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP113 T0311021 Miami Airport weather consisted of cloudy skies with occasional rainfall, but good visibility.
Date: 2015-09-29 Time: 11:45
Location: KMFE MFE McAllen Miller Intl
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: minor
Flight no.: AA 5786
From: KDFW/DFW: Dallas-Ft Worth To: KMFE/MFE: McAllen Miller Intl
Operator: Mesa Airlines
Leased from: American Airlines
Type: Canadair CRJ-900
Age a/c: 3,9 years
Constr. No.: 15274
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JACDEC 25-year Statistics :
- 17th safety occurence for the operator
- 21st safety occurence of type (CRJ-900)
- 2nd safety occurence at McAllen Airport, TX, USA
- 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question
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AA 5786 wing scrape
AA 5786 wing scrape
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