A Republic Airways Embraer E175 operating a flight for United Airlines between Hartford and Chicago made an emergency landing in New York this week.
United Flight Hartford-Chicago: Emergency Landing in New York…
United Airlines flight UA3475 is a routine scheduled flight between Hartford and Chicago O’Hare, with the affected rotation making an emergency landing in New York Newark being operated by N767YX.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N767YX is a 0.3 year old Embraer E175 that was delivered to Republic Airlines only in October of last year.
The jet was handed over to United Express the same day, but is operated by Republic Airlines.
Of the E175 variant, United Express has 215 of them, of which 184 are in active service and 31 are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 6.7 years.
UA3475 departed Hartford at 1652 local time on January 8 and proceeded initially on it’s departure to Chicago O’Hare.
As per The Aviation Herald, UA3475 got hit on it’s nose cone by a bird at around 400 feet. The crew climbed out to 4,000 feet and proceeded to hold over the Hartford area.
However, rather than returning back to the Connecticut-based airport, the crew on UA3475 opted to divert all the way down to New York Newark.
This makes sense as United Airlines has a big maintenance base in Newark, so the aircraft would be able to get fixed a lot quicker.
N767YX landed safely, with a replacement aircraft picking up passengers to take them onwards to Chicago O’Hare, where it landed around three and a half hours late.
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