American Eagle is in the news once again. Several days ago an American Eagle Embraer 175 (operated by Republic) lost control on takeoff from Atlanta, and today an American Eagle Embraer 145 (operated by Envoy) skidded off the runway at Chicago O’Hare.
AA4125 operating from Greensboro to Chicago landed on runway 10L this morning, and skidded off the runway and to the left due to icy conditions.
The plane stopped about 5,350 feet down the runway, with the right main gear collapsed, and with the right wing tip in the snow.
The plane was evacuated, and all 38 passengers and three crew got off safely without injuries.
Prior to landing air traffic control had reported medium braking action (how hard it is for the plane to stop), while after this incident braking option was reported to be poor. The runway was closed subsequently.
Here’s a video taken by a passenger on the flight:
You have to at least appreciate the good sense of humor the passengers have in this situation — in the video you can hear one man say “I’d say we’re done,” and a woman exclaim “I think we landed.”