Accident Embraer EMB-145MP (ERJ-145MP) N856HK, Tuesday 23 February 2016
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Date:Tuesday 23 February 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic E145 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-145MP (ERJ-145MP)
Owner/operator:Trans States Airlines
Registration: N856HK
MSN: 145441
Year of manufacture:2001
Engine model:Allison AE3007A1/1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Chicago-O'Hare International Airport, IL (ORD/KORD)
Destination airport:Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport, MO (STL/KSTL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
TranStates flight 4615, an Embraer ERJ-145, N856HK, encountered strong gusting cross winds during its initial approach to runway 6 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Missouri, and the flight crew conducted a go around followed by an uneventful landing on the second approach. During post flight inspection, the flight crew found damage to both wing tips. The airplane was substantially damaged and there were no injuries to the 33 passengers and crew members onboard.

Probable cause: "The flight crews' failure to consider all available runways for landing to minimize the gusty crosswind component. Contributing to the accident was the captain's reduction of the engine thrust for about 1 second at low altitude immediately after the first officer applied maximum thrust to conduct a go-around."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DCA16LA100
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report



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