In the last few moments, a United Airlines flight to Colorado Springs has declared an emergency, prompting a return back to Denver.
United Flight Denver-Colorado Springs Declares Emergency…
United Airlines flight UA4295 is a routine scheduled flight between Denver and Colorado Springs, with the affected rotation being operated by N11150.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N11150 is a 20.1 year old Embraer ERJ-145 that started out life with Continental Airlines via an operating contract by ExpressJet Airlines back in October 2003.
Following the merger with United Airlines, the aircraft was handed over to the newly merged carrier in October 2010.
By December 2016, the aircraft was sent over on lease to Trans States Airlines, which became the new operator for United Express.
Nowadays, the aircraft, which was involved in this emergency on the Denver-Colorado Springs flight today is operated by CommuteAir.
United Airlines flight UA4295 departed Denver at 1009 local time today, and proceeded over to Colorado Springs.
Following a series of missed approaches at Colorado Springs, the aircraft then headed north back to Denver, where it declared an emergency on the way back in.
At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was as the aircraft has only just landed back at it’s origin point in the last few minutes.
AviationSource will approach United Airlines for a comment on this emergency. As soon as additional information comes through, then we will update this piece accordingly.
This remains a developing story. Updates to follow soon.
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