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Regional Jet for United Crash-Landed in 2019 After Pilot Errors, NTSB Says

  • Agency reports on one of most severe US accidents in years
  • Plane flying for United missed runway in snowy conditions
A United Airlines Holdings Inc. airplane sits on a tarmac. 

A United Airlines Holdings Inc. airplane sits on a tarmac. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A regional jet flying for United Airlines Holdings Inc. crash-landed in a snow-covered field adjacent to a runway in Maine after pilots attempted to touch down without seeing the runway, investigators said Tuesday.

The March 4, 2019, accident on a CommutAir flight with 32 people aboard was one of the most severe on a US carrier in recent years and caused significant damage to the plane. It led to a chaotic evacuation in the snow and three people suffered minor injuries, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a final report.