Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2010 Issue

March 12, 2010, Chicago, Ill., Embraer EMB-145LR

The airplane, operating as Express Jet Airlines Flight 5685, received minor damage at about 1814 Central time when it sustained a lightning strike while on approach. The flightcrew encountered elevator control binding but landed without further incident. There were no injuries to the two pilots, one flight attendant and 42 passengers aboard the Part 121 scheduled passenger flight.

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