An Embraer E195-E2 jet from Azul Linhas Aéreas underwent a runway excursion at Salvador Airport, in Brazil, in the late morning of May 10th. There were no injuries in the accident, but passengers and crew had to leave the aircraft on the grass area of the auxiliary runway and proceed to the airport terminal.
The PS-AED aircraft had completed flight AD 4372, which took off from Viracopos Airport 1 hour and 35 minutes earlier. The landing took place on the auxiliary runway of the Luis Eduardo Magalhães Airport, which is around 1,500 meters long and much less extensive than the main one. According to reports, it had rained and the track was wet.
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In a statement, Azul said that “the aircraft making flight AD 4372 that departed from Viracopos, in Campinas, bound for Salvador, exceeded the runway limits upon landing. After the incident, all customers and crew disembarked normally, safely. The company regrets any inconvenience caused and is providing all necessary assistance”.
The E195-E2 is Embraer’s newest jet and the largest capacity of the E2 family. In the configuration used by Azul, the jet can carry 136 passengers.
The PS-AED registration plane was received in February 2020 and is one of 16 E195-E2 jets in its fleet.