Posted March 18, 2011 in Press Releases
United Express Jet Veers Off Runway 23 after Safe Landing at Akron-Canton Airport
No injuries to passengers or crew reported
Green, OH: After a safe landing at Akron-Canton Airport at approximately 12:04 a.m. this morning, United Express flight5916 (operated by Express Jet Airlines), inbound from Chicago O' Hare International Airport to Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) veered off the runway and came safely to rest in the grass near the midpoint of Runway 23.
Airport safety crews and the Green Fire Department immediately responded to the incident. The Embraer 145 jet was carrying 42 passengers, one infant in arms and three flight crew members.All passengers and crew members were safely unloaded from the aircraft and were transported by airport parking shuttles to the main terminal building. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the incident is unknown and will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport kicked off CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110-million Capital Improvement Plan in 2008. The plan is the most ambitious in the airport's 64-year history. The centerpiece of CAK 2018, the extension and safety upgrade of Runway 5/23 was completed in November 2010. Expanded gate screening and additional automobile parking are slated for 2011. Keep up to date on all things CAK by visiting Social CAK