Envoy E175 near Birmingham on May 3rd 2022, dropped winglet in flight in turbulence

Last Update: May 4, 2022 / 18:08:22 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Envoy Air

Flight number
MQ-3729

Aircraft Registration
N233NN

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

An Envoy Embraer ERJ-175, registration N233NN performing flight MQ-3729/AA-3729 from Charleston,SC to Dallas Ft. Worth,TX (USA), was enroute at FL360 almost overhead Birmingham,AL (USA) when the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence, the crew subsequently issued a pilot's report and advised ATC they had lost part of a wing. The crew decided to divert to Birmingham for a safe landing on runway 24 about 35 minutes after leaving FL360.

A replacement Embraer ERJ-175 registration N246NN reached Dallas with a delay of about 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Birmingham about 18 hours after landing.

On May 4th 2022 the FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TO SEVERE TURBULENCE AND POST FLIGHT INSPECTION REVEALED A PIECE OF RIGHT WINGLET MISSING, BIRMINGHAM, AL.", there were no injuries, the damage is unknown.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N233NN
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
EMBRAER
Aircraft Model / Type
ERJ 170-200 LR
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
E175
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 3, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Envoy Air

Flight number
MQ-3729

Aircraft Registration
N233NN

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-175

ICAO Type Designator
E175

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