Trans State E145 at Saint Louis on Feb 23rd 2016, both wing tips strike on landing

Last Update: November 30, 2017 / 14:55:44 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AX-4615

Aircraft Registration
N856HK

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

A Trans State Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N856HK performing flight AX-4615/UA-4615 from Chicago O'Hare,IL to Saint Louis,MO (USA) with 33 people on board, was on approach to Saint Louis' runway 30R when the aircraft went around after runway contact advising tower that no assistance was needed and they just wanted to remain in the traffic pattern for another approach. The aircraft was cleared for a left hand pattern to runway 30L and landed safely on runway 30L.

The FAA reported the aircraft received minor damage when it struck the wing tips (plural!) onto the runway surface.

The occurrence aircraft was still on the ground 11 hours after landing.

On Nov 30th 2017 the NTSB reported they rated the occurrence an accident, an investigation has been opened though investigators are not going to travel in support of the investigation and refer to data from various entities like the FAA. The aircraft encountered strong gusting cross winds during its first approach to Saint Louis and initiated a go around, performed a second approach and landed without further incident. Following the landing substantial damage was found to both wing tips.



Metars:
KSTL 240751Z 36019G28KT 10SM FEW015 OVC065 04/M01 A2961 RMK AO2 PK WND 01029/0724 PRESFR SLP031 T00391011
KSTL 240651Z 01019G29KT 10SM OVC075 06/M03 A2966 RMK AO2 PK WND 36029/0647 SLP045 T00611028
KSTL 240551Z 02015G24KT 10SM OVC085 07/M03 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 02030/0537 SLP061 T00671028 10089 20067 401000011 58036
KSTL 240451Z 03022G27KT 10SM OVC100 07/M02 A2974 RMK AO2 PK WND 36029/0439 SLP075 T00671022
KSTL 240251Z 04015G30KT 10SM OVC100 08/M01 A2981 RMK AO2 PK WND 03030/0244 SLP100 T00781011 56015
KSTL 240151Z 02015G27KT 10SM OVC100 08/M01 A2982 RMK AO2 PK WND 02027/0147 SLP104 T00831011
KSTL 240051Z 03018G28KT 10SM FEW075 OVC100 08/M01 A2983 RMK AO2 PK WND 03028/0049 SLP108 T00831011
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 23, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AX-4615

Aircraft Registration
N856HK

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-145

ICAO Type Designator
E145

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