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ExpressJet E145 lands short at Denver, suspected of hitting approach lights – Aviation Herald

The aircraft involved in today's incident photographed in Atlanta in May of last year. Photo: Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor

An ExpressJet Embraer ERJ-145 on behalf of United, registration N15973 performing flight EV-5912/UA-5912 from Peoria,IL to Denver,CO (USA) with 22 people on board, was cleared to land on runway 34R. Tower controller was issuing instructions to other aircraft when he interrupted in surprise and exclaimed “he hit the lights” followed by “runway 34R is closed” instructing the next arriving aircraft to cancel approach clearance, maintain 9000 feet and continue on the localizer, all airport frequencies began to report an ongoing emergency on the airport, traffic on runway 34L and departures on runway 25 were also temporarily halted. The Embraer rolled out and stopped on the runway remaining there disabled, tower advised emergency services were deploying.

via Accident: Expressjet E145 at Denver on Apr 3rd 2012, hard short landing, suspected of hitting approach lights.

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Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

1 comment

  1. ScreaminEmu

    Well, he only had 12,000 feet of runway to play with, he probably wanted to play it safe and get it down on the numbers.

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