MIAMI — A CommutAir Embraer ERJ-145, operating on behalf of United Express on flight UA4933, has suffered a runway excursion at Presque Isle Airport in Maine.
One of the plane’s main landing gears was heavily damaged, wedging between the fuselage and the left engine.
Initial reports indicate one pilot as well as three passengers sustained minor injuries and are being attended to by emergency personnel.
The airline issued an official statement, explaining that the incident occurred during landing.
“The aircraft, a 50 seat Embraer 145, with 28 passengers and three crew members on board, landed and slid to the right of the runway,” said the airline.
As evidenced on the photos taken by the Crown of Maine, the airplane’s landing gear was heavily damaged. The nose landing gear is seen wedged between the airplane’s fuselage and engine.
According to weather reports, at the time of landing, Presque had 1/2-mile visibility and heavy snow.
Data from flight tracking website, Flightradar24, suggests that the aircraft’s crew performed the first attempt to land in Presque, aborting the approach and going around. The incident took place during the crew’s second attempt at landing.
The 14-year-old aircraft, originally delivered to ExpressJet Airlines in 2004, is configured to carry 50 passengers.