Expressjet E145 near Rochester on Sep 28th 2018, flight control problems

Last Update: October 1, 2018 / 17:04:05 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
XE-4104

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N14905

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

An Expressjet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N14905 performing flight XE-4104/UA-4104 from Chicago O'Hare,IL (USA) to Ottawa,ON (Canada), was enroute at FL350 about 60nm north of Rochester,NY (USA) in Canadian Airspace when the crew requested to descend and several minutes later requested to divert to Rochester. On approach to Rochester the aircraft was high for the approach, the crew however declined to increase the rate of descent and instead requested to fly a 360 (full circle) to lose height. Emergency services assumed their stand by positions for the arrival. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on Rochester's runway 22 at a higher than normal speed about 35 minutes after leaving FL350.

A passenger reported the captain explained after landing they had problems with the elevator prompting the diversion to Rochester and on approach to Rochester a flaps failure resulting in the 360.

The FAA stated on Monday Oct 1st 2018: "ExpressJet 4104, an Embraer E145, landed safely after diverting into the Greater Rochester International Airport last Friday at 4:55 p.m. The crew reported problems with the aircraft's flight controls. The FAA will investigate."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
Expressjet

Flight number
XE-4104

Destination
Ottawa, Canada

Aircraft Registration
N14905

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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