Envoy Airlines Embraer E175LR loses right-hand winglet after midair turbulence


On 3 May, an Envoy Airlines Embraer E175LR (registered N233NN) operated domestic flight AA3729 from Charleston, North Carolina, to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, United States, on behalf of American Eagle (American Airlines). During the flight, at 36.000 feet, the aircraft encountered moderate to severe turbulence. Pilots reported to air traffic control they lost a part of a wing: the winglet on the right-hand side. 

The pilots safely diverted the aircraft to Birmingham, Alabama (U.S.), where a replacement aircraft (registered N246NN) brought the passengers to Dallas with a delay of 4 hours.

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