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NTSB: United Regional jet missed runway in Presque Isle

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn’t slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first landing attempt and then again when it touched down March 4 at Presque Isle International Airport. The document indicates it landed between the runway and taxiway. Photos suggest the jet plowed through the deep snow alongside the… (www.pressherald.com) Altro...

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djames225
djames225 3
That is ridiculous...I could see it once, but to abort, try, and succeed a 2nd time?
"Yes Captain, I am well aware Bombardier makes snow removal equipment. But this is not 1 of them!"
bbabis
bbabis 2
So much for US flight crews being the sharpest knives in the drawer. Even they can be inexperienced and lack training. GPS will put you within 3' of where you should be. How do you miss a 150' wide runway?

Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 3
There are some people looking for work at Walmart today. How in the hell do you 'miss' a runway? Damn...
wecrooker2
William Crooker 1
That was one Hell-ava cross wind !
mwf117
Christoff du plessis 1
"I can make it...I can make it.."
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Was he on a Visual Approach? Was he using his ILS? Still a lot of Unanswered questions
CarlSmeraldi
Carl Smeraldi 1
DO NOT LAND IN BLIZZARD PERIOD DIVERT PERIOD .THE SMART SAFE DECISION FROM, DON CARLO B747/777/757/L1011 Pilot 25 years from, Palermo,Sicily .
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
We are not hard of seeing.... No need to Shout!
mwf117
Christoff du plessis 1
I think he means for it to read like a NOTAM...
ah6oy
Jim DeTour 1
Considering even the runway was covered in snow and possibly no lights on during the storm except for the VASI unless it was also covered he must of fell prey to an optical illusion. An angled taxiway leading to the runway arcs lining up on the grass area. The grass area on the first half has what appears to be a two level sides along the length probably making him think the right side was the runway. Everything covered with snow with snow falling obstructing his vision he must of felt pressed to get on the ground after his first miss. Wrong answer of course. I think the airport might try having their runway lights on high intensity during snow storms for awhile. Wouldn't be the first time somebody went below minimums to land.
CarlSmeraldi
Carl Smeraldi 1
Rule number 1. DO NOT LAND IN SEVERE SNOWSTORM BLIZZARD PERIOD DIVERT PERIOD THE SAFE DECISION . FROM, DON CARLO B747/777/757/L1011/Gulfstream Pilot 25 years worldwide Palermo, Sicily Bona Note Pizanoes .

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