Commut E145 at Houston and Laredo on Apr 20th 2023, bird strikes into both engines

Last Update: April 24, 2023 / 13:29:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4294

Aircraft Registration
N14162

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Commutair Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N14162 performing flight UA-4294 from Houston Intercontinental,TX to Laredo,TX (USA), was climbing out of Houston Intercontinental's runway 15R when the crew stopped the climb at 12,000 feet after flying through a flock of birds and receiving bird strikes into both engines. The aircraft continued to Laredo for a safe landing on runway 18R about one hour after departure.

The FAA reported the aircraft sustained substantial damage rating the occurrence an accident and stating: "AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A BIRDSTIKE DAMAGING BOTH ENGINES, CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS."

On Apr 24th 2023 the airline stated: "CommuteAir Flight 4294, operating as United Express on Thursday, April 20th departed from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and struck a bird while on approach into Laredo International Airport. The aircraft landed safely, and customers deplaned normally. The crew reported there were no adverse flight characteristics and our maintenance team is finalizing required inspections before the aircraft is returned to service."

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Laredo on Apr 24th 2023.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N14162
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
Apr 20, 2023

Classification
Accident

Airline
Commutair

Flight number
UA-4294

Aircraft Registration
N14162

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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