Trans States E145 near Washington on Jul 22nd 2015, engine shut down in flight

Last Update: July 23, 2015 / 15:40:42 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AX-3385

Aircraft Registration
N18114

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N18114 performing flight AX-3385/UA-3385 from Knoxville,TN to Washington Dulles,DC (USA) with 42 people on board, was enroute at FL310 about 210nm southwest of Washington's Dulles International Airport when the crew needed to shut the left hand engine (Ae3007) down due to a suspected oil leak. The aircraft drifted down to FL250, continued to Washington, requested emergency services on stand by and an inspection of the aircraft after landing, landed safely on runway 01L, vacated the runway via a high speed turn off and stopped for checks by emergency services.

A passenger reported flight attendants announced that the left hand engine had been shut down due to an oil leak, an inflight diversion was to commence. A few minutes later the captain announced, that only 19 minutes of flying time to Washington remained and they would continue to Dulles Airport therefore. After touch down aircraft braking was stronger than usual (passenger said: "subjective passenger observation"), the aircraft turned off the runway onto a high speed taxiway and stopped diagonally to the runway for emergency services inspecting the engine and brakes. The aircraft subsequently taxied to the gate on own power with emergency services in trail, who checked the aircraft another time at the gate.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 22, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AX-3385

Aircraft Registration
N18114

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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