INCIDENT American Eagle CRJ-900 carrying 45 people on board suffered windshield crack at Burlington


A PSA Airlines CRJ-900LR, flying on behalf of American Eagle suffered en-flight windshield crack when it was descending towards Burlington. The CRJ-900 was carrying 45 people on board.

The aircraft was operating American Airlines flight #AA5513 from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Burlington International Airport.

The crew reported a cracked windshield while the aircraft was descending towards Burlington. The aircraft landed some 9 minutes after the scheduled time at Burlington. Although emergency services were at standby positions, the aircraft landed safely on Burlington runway 33.

The Bombardier CRJ-900LR, with registration N596NN, was involved in this incident. The 4.8 years old aircraft was delivered to PSA Airlines in March 2016 and have been flying on behalf of American Airlines since then.

A replacement CRJ-900LR, with registration N586NN, performed the return flight from Burlington to Charlotte with a delay of over 3:30 hours. The aircraft was initially stationed at Charlotte.

PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, headquartered at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia. The airline has a fleet of 130 CRJ aircraft, that flies under the American Eagle brand for American Airlines.

Feature Photo: “American Airlines”