EGF 230 from Alb-Ord........diverted


EGF(American Eagle) 230 from Alb-Ord is diverted back to Alb…any info


Betting on weather issues if it was my guess.

KORD 012311Z 13021G28KT 4SM -FZRA BR BKN012 OVC047 M01/M03 A3004 RMK AO2 PK WND 13028/2307 P0003

2007/12/01 23:30
KORD 012330Z 020024 13023G35KT 3SM FZRA BR SCT008 OVC012
FM0400 16020G30KT 3SM -RA BR BKN008 OVC012
FM0900 18016G25KT 2SM -DZ BR OVC009
FM1400 23012G22KT 5SM BR VCSH SCT008 OVC015
FM2000 29020G30KT P6SM VCSH SCT015 OVC020



the weather map is showing a lot of rain off in the Cleveland/Chicago area direction


Little more then just a lot of rain. Freezing rain and airplanes generally don’t mix too well.



…good point didn’t think about a freezing rain i forget i just assumed it was rain


ain’t the ERJ certified for flight into known icing?

The issue is landing - not the flying part. Kinda hard to slow down AND maintain directional control if the runway braking is nil -