American Airlines Boeing 737-800 Hits Tail On Departure


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An American Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Dallas to Washington, departed Dallas’ runway when the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface prompting the crew to stop the climb at 5000 feet and return to Dallas for a safe landing about 20 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported the aircraft sustained unknown damage when it struck its tail onto the runway during departure from DFW. There were no injuries.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 14 hours, then returned to service.