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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

INCIDENT: American Airlines Embraer evacuated on runway in Washington

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On arrival at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, an American Airlines Embraer ERJ-175 suffered a hydraulic malfunction. After landing, several tires blew out.

On Saturday, the Embraer ERJ-175, N404YX, was flying flight AA4965 from Memphis to Reagan National Airport in Washington.

The plane sat on the runway for around 15 minutes after landing and was later dragged away after passengers disembarked on the runway. An airline official said in a statement:

“American Eagle flight 4965, operated by Republic Airways, with service from Memphis to Regan National Airport (DCA), experienced a mechanical issue upon landing at DCA. The flight landed safely, and there were no reported injuries. All passengers were bussed to the terminal.”

There were no injuries among the 71 passengers and four crew members on board. However, for a few hours, the runway was closed, and some flights were diverted to other airports.

Passengers going to or from Reagan National Airport were encouraged to contact their airlines directly for the most up-to-date flight information.

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