Sky Regional E175 at Atlanta on Oct 12th 2018, pitot loses to bird

Last Update: October 17, 2018 / 20:44:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RS-7548

Aircraft Registration
C-FUJA

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

A Sky Regional Airlines Embraer ERJ-175, registration C-FUJA performing flight RS-7548 (dep Oct 11th) from Toronto,ON (Canada) to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 69 passengers and 4 crew, was on approach to Atlanta's runway 27L descending through 3500 feet MSL when the crew heard a bang. Shortly afterwards the crew received a "APPR 2 NOT AVAILABLE" EICAS message, the thrust started to increase. The crew disconnected the autopilot and manually reduced the thrust to the correct setting. After crosschecking the parameters and confirming what the problem was the crew switched control to ADS #1 (left side), re-engaged the approach mode on the autopilot, activated the autopilot and continued for a stable approach to and landing on runway 27L.

The Canadian TSB reported a post flight inspection found a dent and remains of a bird just forward of the ADS probes on the right hand side of the nose, there was debris in the ADSP4 probe. The manufacturer's repair procedures were followed before the aircraft returned to service.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
RS-7548

Aircraft Registration
C-FUJA

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

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