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The Bombardier CRJ200 (formerly known as the Canadar CRJ200) is a regional airliner.

The CRJ200 is a variant of the Bombardier CRJ 100. It was identical to the CRJ100 except for its more efficient turbofan engines, which increased the aircraft's cruise speed and altitude, and decreased the fuel it consumed. In 2006, Bombardier Aerospace stopped producing the CRJ200, as well as its initial variant the CRJ100. However, most of the aircraft have remained in service to date, and several airlines have modernized their fleets to support extended service.



The original 50-seat version of the CRJ200, identical to the CRJ100 except for its engines.


Package freighter version.


Long range version.


Passenger-to-freighter conversion.

Challenger 800/850[]

Business jet variant.

Accidents and incidents[]

  • On 14 October 2004, Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701, a Bombardier CRJ-200, crashed on a non revenue, repositioning flight from Little Rock, Arkansas to Minneapolis. The pilots attempted to climb the aircraft to its published service ceiling of 41,000 feet, exceeding the aircraft's capabilities for the existing conditions. This resulted in the flame out and possible core lock of both engines. The aircraft crashed about fifteen minutes later, in sight of the diversion airport, killing both pilots.
  • On 21 November 2004, China Eastern Flight 5210, a Bombardier CRJ-200LR, crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 53 on board as well as two on the ground.
  • On 16 December 2007, Air Wisconsin flight 758A, a Bombardier CRJ-200LR, overran the runway during landing at T. F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
  • On 19 January 2010, PSA Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, registration N246PS, overran the runway at Yeager Airport, Charleston, West Virginia following an aborted take-off. The aircraft was stopped by the EMAS at the end of the runway, sustaining minor damage to its undercarriage.
  • On 6 June 2011, a SkyWest Airlines Canadair CRJ-200, flight OO 4443 (code share DL 443) from Cincinnati to Milwaukee couldn't extend right main landing gear; however, left main landing gear was extended and locked. After several failed attempts to extend the right main landing and running low on reserved fuel, airplane landed with right main gear up on runway 19R. Emergency service was on scene and no fire broke out. No injuries occurred. Runway was closed for two hours as the result.
  • On 2 September 2011, Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5058, operated by Canadair CRJ-200 N875AS landed at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport with the left main undercarriage retracted. There were no injuries amongst the 50 passengers and three crew on board.
  • On 5 May 2012 an Akbars Aero CRJ-200, flying from St. Petersburg to Astrakhan, Russia, made a forced landing at Voronezh airport, due to cracking of the pilot's windshield.
  • On 17 July 2012, a suspended SkyWest employee attempted to steal a CRJ-200 from a Utah airport. Although his security access cards had been de-activated, the employee was able to enter the jet, start it, and attempt to taxi it toward a runway. The jet hit a jetway and a building, plowed into a parking lot and came to rest when its nose gear collapsed. After crashing the plane in the parking lot, the employee shot himself in the head and died at the scene.
  • On 29 January 2013, SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashed 5 km short of AlmatyInternational airport in Kazakhstan near the village of Kyzyltu while attempting to land in bad weather conditions. 16 passengers and 5 crew died.
  • On 8 January 2016, West Air Sweden Flight 294 between Oslo (Gardermoen) and Tromsø (Langenes) crashed, after incorrect attitude information was displayed to one pilot, in northern Sweden near Ritsem, Padjelanta National Park. The plane was carrying 4.5 tonnes of mail on behalf of Norway Post. The two crew members died.


  • Crew: 3-4 : 2 Flight Crew + 1-2 cabin crew
  • Seating capacity: 50
  • Cabin height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
  • Cabin width: 8 ft 3 in (2.53 m)
  • Length: 87 ft 10 in (26.77 m)
  • Wingspan: 69 ft 6 in (21.21 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 8 in (6.22 m)
  • Wing area: 520.4 sq ft (48.35 sq m)
  • Fuselage diameter: 8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
  • Operating empty: 30,500 lb (13,835 kg)
  • Max payload: 13,500 lb (6,124 kg)
  • Max fuel: 2,135 US Gal (8,081 L) / 14,305 lb (6,489 kg)
  • MTOW: ER: 51,000 lb (23,133 kg) / LR: 53,000 lb (24,041 kg)
  • Engines (2x): GE CF34-3B1
  • Takeoff thrust (2x): 8,729 lb (38.84 kN)
  • 50 pax range: ER: 1,345 nm (2,491 km) / LR: 1,700 nm (3,148 km)
  • Normal cruise: M0.74 : 785 km.h (424 kn)
  • High-speed cruise: M0.81 : 860 km/h (460 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,496 m)
  • Takeoff (SL, ISA, MTOW) ER : 5,800 ft (1,770 m) / LR : 6,290 ft (1,920 m)
  • Landing (SL, MLW): 4,850 ft (1,480 m)