Posted on: 16 June 2010 by Mark Howells
The US National Transportation Safety Board has dispatched a team of investigators to assist the Transportation Safety Board of Canada with its investigation into an overrun by a Trans States Airlines Embraer ERJ 145 in Ottawa on 16 June.
At about 14:30 EDT, the aircraft (N847HK), operating as United Express flight 8050 from Washington Dulles (IAD), overran runway 25 while landing at Ottawa in wet weather conditions. There were some injuries among the 33 passengers and three crewmembers onboard, with both pilots being taken to hospital.
The aircraft came to rest on its nose after the forward landing gear collapsed.
NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman designated air safety Investigator John Lovell as the US Accredited Representative. He will work with the Canadian TSB leading the investigation. The US team also includes an NTSB flight operations specialist, an NTSB survival factors specialist, and technical advisors from the Federal Aviation Administration.