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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230478
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:c. 21:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer ERJ-175LR (ERJ-170-200 LR)
Owner/operator:American Eagle, opb Republic Airlines
Registration: N117HQ
MSN: 17000184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Serious incident
Location:near Atlanta, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL)
Destination airport:New York-La Guardia Airport, NY (LGA/KLGA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
American Eagle flight AA4439 returned to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Georgia, USA, after suffering severe controllability issues after takeoff.
The flight took off from runway 09L at 21:05 hours LT (02:05 UTC, Nov. 7). Shortly afterward the flight crew radioed an emergency and reported they were in a "stalling situation". They later stated having difficulty trying to descend. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Tower controller tried to assist the flight to return to the airport.
After the flight crew regained control, the aircraft was vectored for a landing on runway 10.

LiveATC audio:;topic=15644.0;attach=10547
NTSB Safety recommendations 29-Jan-2020:



Photo of N117HQ courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
25 February 2020; (c) Anton Homma

Revision history:

08-Nov-2019 13:31 harro Added
08-Nov-2019 13:36 harro Updated [Narrative]
08-Nov-2019 13:41 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Photo]
09-Nov-2019 19:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
29-Jan-2020 20:21 harro Updated [Source]
28-Mar-2020 08:08 harro Updated [Total occupants]

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