An American Airlines Embraer ERJ-175 suffered a hydraulic failure on landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Several tires blew out after landing.
The Embraer ERJ-175, with registration N404YX, was operating flight AA4965 from Memphis to Reagan National Airport in Washington on Saturday.
On landing, the aircraft stopped on the runway for about 15 minutes and was later towed away from the runway after passengers disembarked on the runway. In a statement, an airline spokesperson said:
“American Eagle flight 4965, operated by Republic Airways, with service from Memphis to Regan National Airport (DCA), experienced a mechanical issue upon landing at DCA. The flight landed safely, and there were no reported injuries. All passengers were bussed to the terminal.”
This jet has been stopped in middle of @Reagan_Airport main runway for at least 15 mins. Fire & rescue arrived after about 10 mins. Still there. @petemuntean @wtop #aviation pic.twitter.com/lkQQQX4XBJ
— Dave Statter (@STATter911) October 16, 2021
None of the 71 passengers and four crew on board was injured. However, the runway was closed for few hours, and some flights were diverted to nearby airports.
The airport advised passengers flying to or from Reagan National Airport to contact their airlines directly for the latest flight status.