Commut E145 at Washington on Dec 24th 2019, multiple system failures

Last Update: December 25, 2019 / 21:12:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4902

Aircraft Registration
N11194

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A CommutAir Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N11194 performing flight UA-4902 from Washington Dulles,DC to Jacksonville,FL (USA), was in the climb out of Washington's runway 01R when the crew requested to stop the climb at 6000 feet due to an issue with the landing gear and advised ATC they needed to maintain 190 KIAS. After working the checklists the crew continued the climb and resumed the departure route when climbing through FL260 the crew requested to return to Washington advising they had some failures, which could be a gyro fault or more, they therefore declared emergency. The aircraft returned to Washington for a safe landing on runway 01R with emergency services in attendance.

A passenger reported during taxi for departure whenever engine power was increased there was a large groaning noise that the frequent flyer had never heard before. The aircraft taxied onto the runway and accelerated the engines to takeoff power, however, without releasing the brakes for about 30 seconds. Takeoff was without incident. Subsequently the flight felt "very erratic", the aircraft was speeding up and slowing down. After about 20 minutes the crew announced they were returning to Washington due to a technical issue. The aircraft landed safely about 20 minutes later, the speed fluctuations continued until landing. The aircraft was received by emergency services.

A replacement ERJ-145 registration N17169 reached Jacksonville with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 24 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 24, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4902

Aircraft Registration
N11194

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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