American Eagle flight AA4125, an Embraer 145 slid off the runway at Chicago o’Hare this morning. The aircraft landed in icy conditions and was attempting to exit at taxiway P4, when the aircraft slid off the runway.
American Eagle flight AA4125 was operated by Envoy Air using an Embraer 145 with registration N619AE. The aircraft had attempted to land on runway 10L around 07:10 which was aborted with a second successful attempt made at 07:45.
American Eagle Flight AA4125 had departed Greensboro, NC, United States of America bound for Chicago, IL, United States of America. Visibility around Chicago o’Hare included falling snow, the ground was icy and visibility was considerably reduced.
The FAA issued a statement saying, “At approximately 7:45 am this morning, an Embraer 145 regional jet arriving from Greensboro, NC, landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Runway 10 Left and slid off the runway while attempting to exit at Taxiway P4. The aircraft’s right main landing gear collapsed. Passengers deplaned via air stairs and were placed on a bus to the terminal. No injuries were reported. The FAA will investigate.”
“That was our second landing attempt,” said passenger Shaun Steele. “The first one, we went back up after we noticed conditions were bad. We made a loop for about 20 minutes… As soon as we landed, we could start feeling something a little off there and we tried to do a little turn and that’s when we started going sideways.”
“The pilot started zigzagging the plane to try to stop it and still there was no grip on the ground,” said passenger Luis Torres Curet.
“Everybody just held their breath until we stopped,” Steele said. “And as soon as we stopped, everybody just kind of exhaled.”
It was reported the weather around Chicago included falling snow, the ground was icy and visibility was considerably reduced. American Eagle flight AA4125 operated by Envoy Air had attempted landing on runway 10L, which was aborted before a second successful attempt was made