Envoy E145 at Chicago on Nov 11th, runway excursion on landing

An Envoy Embraer ERJ-145, registration N619AE performing flight AA-4125 from Greensboro,NC to Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) with 38 passengers and 3 crew, landed on O’Hare’s runway 10L at 07:40L (13:40Z). The tower had reported medium braking action and 4000 feet RVR, when the aircraft skidded left off the runway, skidded sideways further yawing to the left and came to a stop with all gear as well as the right wing tip on soft ground about 5350 feet/1630 meters past the runway threshold, the right main gear had collapsed. A passenger commented: “I think we landed!”. The aircraft was evacuated.

The runway was closed.

The airline reported the aircraft skidded off the runway due to icy conditions at Chicago O’Hare, all 38 passengers and 3 crew left the aircraft without injuries and have been taken to the terminal.

Following the occurrence ATC changed to tell arriving aircraft that braking action was poor. The aircraft had gone around on short final to runway 10L about 25 minutes earlier after being instructed by tower to go around.

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