National Transportation Safety Board
Aviation Incident Preliminary Report

 

 

Location:

Chicago, IL

Incident Number:

DCA15IA089

Date & Time:

03/14/2015, 1521 CDT

Registration:

N157GJ

Aircraft:

BOMBARDIER INC CL 600 2C10

Injuries:

41 None

Flight Conducted Under:

Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled

On March 14, 2015, about 1521 central daylight time, Gojet Airlines flight 3645, d.b.a. United Express, a Bombardier CRJ 700, registration N157GJ, landed with the nose gear retracted on runway 32R at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois.  There were no injuries to the 37 passengers and 4 crewmembers onboard and the airplane received minor damage.  The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 as a regularly scheduled passenger flight from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:

BOMBARDIER INC

Registration:

N157GJ

Model/Series:

CL 600 2C10 700C

Aircraft Category:

Airplane

Amateur Built:

No

 

 

Operator:

GOJET AIRLINES LLC

Operating Certificate(s) Held:

Flag carrier (121)

Operator Does Business As:

 

Operator Designator Code:

N6WA

 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:

Visual Conditions

Condition of Light:

Day

Observation Facility, Elevation:

KORD, 672 ft msl

Observation Time:

1451 CDT

Distance from Accident Site:

0 Nautical Miles

Temperature/Dew Point:

14°C / 2°C

Lowest Cloud Condition:

Few / 5000 ft agl

Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:

16 knots / 21 knots, 300°

Lowest Ceiling:

 

Visibility

10 Miles

Altimeter Setting:

30.01 inches Hg

Type of Flight Plan Filed:

IFR

Departure Point:

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (GRR)

Destination:

Chicago, IL

 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:

4 None

Aircraft Damage:

Minor

Passenger Injuries:

37 None

Aircraft Fire:

None

Ground Injuries:

N/A

Aircraft Explosion:

None

Total Injuries:

41 None

Latitude, Longitude:

 

 

Administrative Information

Investigator In Charge (IIC):

David Helson

Additional Participating Persons:

David Gerlach; Federal Aviation Administration

Erik Kientzy; GoJet Airlines

Beverley Harvey; TSB of Canada

Jimmy Avgoustis; Bombardier (Tech Adviser to TSB)

Simon Lucas; UTAS (Tech Adviser to TSB)

Craig Markert; Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters (Pilot's Union)

Note:

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this incident.