PSA CRJ7 at Washington on Sep 10th 2019, flaps fail

Last Update: September 15, 2019 / 18:09:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5056

Aircraft Registration
N706PS

Aircraft Type
Canadair CRJ-700

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ7

A PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of American Airlines, registration N706PS performing flight AA-5056 from Washington National,DC to Providence,RI (USA), was climbing out of National Airport's runway 19 when the crew requested to level off at 5000 feet reporting a flaps fail message. The crew entered a hold while working the checklists, then declared emergency reporting the flaps had locked in their position. The crew requested to continued in the hold to burn off fuel and subsequently divert to Washington's Dulles Airport, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 19R at a higher than normal speed.

A passenger reported flight attendants advised they were needing to make an emergency landing at Dulles Airport, the passengers would need to adopt the brace position for landing and explained the procedures in case of evacuation. After holding for about 45 minutes flight attendants instructed the passengers to put window shades up and put the seats into their upright position, then nothing was heard anymore. The aircraft landed, a number of fire engines attended to the aircraft. The passenger commented: "It was truly bizarre, and a pretty terrifying experience for those on the flight, and the airline never told us why we went through it."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N706PS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOMBARDIER INC
Aircraft Model / Type
CL-600-2C10
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
CRJ7
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
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Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AA-5056

Aircraft Registration
N706PS

Aircraft Type
Canadair CRJ-700

ICAO Type Designator
CRJ7

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