Commut E145 at Portland on Dec 30th 2019, rejected takeoff due to smoke on flight deck

Last Update: December 31, 2019 / 22:43:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4987

Aircraft Registration
N13161

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A CommutAir Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N13161 performing flight UA-4987 from Portland,ME to Newark,NJ (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Portland's runway 11 when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed, vacated the runway and stopped clear of the runway reporting, they had a lot of de-ice fluid and smoke on the flight deck, it was brief but thick enough they didn't want to continue. The aircraft returned to the apron.

A passenger reported the captain announced they had fumes/smoke in the cockpit, they believed due to excess of de-icing fluid in the engines. The runway conditions would have been good despite the heavy snow fall at the time.

The aircraft, that had been delayed by about 6 hours for departure already, remained on the ground for 16 hours, then departed again for the flight and reached Newark with a delay of 22 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N13161
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
EMB-145XR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E145
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 30, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4987

Aircraft Registration
N13161

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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