Shuttle America Embraer 170 Incident at Newark

Shuttle America LogoA Shuttle America Embraer 170 operating in United Express colors, made an emergency landing at Newark Airport during the evening of February 27th, 2012. The aircraft’s nose gear would not deploy and the aircraft made a non-standard landing as a result. The airport was temporarily closed as crews responded to the landing, passengers and crew left the plane via emergency chutes.


Shuttle America Embraer 170 N637RW

The plane, an Embraer 170, registered N637RW, was operated by Shuttle America on the 3:47 p.m. flight from Atlanta to Newark. The pilot declared an unsafe landing gear situation before landing at Newark.

After a flyby of the tower to check the position of the gear and application of foam on the runway, the plane landed just before 6:30 p.m.

There were 69 passengers and four crew members on the flight; no injuries were reported. The aircraft remained on the runway for several hours and then was moved  to a hanger for further examination by the NTSB.

The aircraft is expected to be returned to service.

The following is video of the aircraft on the runway:

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