United + Boeing Max, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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United + Boeing Max, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

#1 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:33 pm

Accident: United B38M at Houston on Mar 8th 2024, runway excursion and main gear collapse


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A United Boeing 737-8 MAX, registration N27290 performing flight UA-2477 from Memphis,TN to Houston Intercontinental,TX (USA) with 160 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Houston's runway 27 and slowed to taxi speed (about 30 knots) prior to attempting to turn right off onto the last taxiway, however, skidded and went straight after turning about 45 degrees and came to a stop on soft ground off the runway at 07:58L (13:58Z) with the left main gear collapsed.

A passenger reported the aircraft had landed normally and in normal attitude, when the crew attempted to turn off the aircraft was too fast, skidded, the gear collapsed and the aircraft went off onto soft ground. The passenger disembarked onto the runway via stairs.

The FAA stated: "After landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, United Airlines Flight 2477 rolled onto the grass when exiting onto the taxiway around 8 a.m. local time on Friday, March 8. The passengers deplaned on the taxiway and were bused to the terminal. The Boeing 737 departed from Memphis International Airport. Please contact the airline for additional information. The FAA will investigate. "

The NTSB announced they have dispatched an investigation team to Houston to investigate the runway excursion of a United Boeing 737 at Houston's Intercontinental Airport.


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