Tag: tail strike

Alliance Air ATR-72-212A Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute An Alliance Air Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air India, performing flight from Mumbai to Diu (India), experienced tail strike on landing. Aircraft landed on Diu’s runway 05/23 (length 1825 meters/5900 feet) but struck its tail onto the runway surface. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. The return flight […]

Air Canada Boeing 777 Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, performing flight from Toronto (Canada) to Hong Kong (China), experienced tail strike on landing. Aircraft performed an ILS approach to runway 07R. After landing at 14:53L (06:53Z), while receiving taxi instructions, the crew reported they had encountered turbulence on landing and recommended a runway check. The controller did not understand, the […]

Tail Strike Indication on Departure in Istanbul

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900,  performing flight from Istanbul  to Niamey , departed Istanbul’s runway 35R, the crew however received a tail strike indication, stopped the climb at 7000 feet, burned off fuel and returned to Istanbul for a safe landing on runway 35R about 2:40 hours after departure. The aircraft is being examined, a replacement […]

Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321 Strikes Its Tail on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute The first officer had difficulty maintaining localizer and glideslope as well as maintaining speed, the captain provided instructions to correct, the corrections made by the first officer were insufficient however.Vietnam Airlines Airbus A321, performing flight from Pleiku to Hanoi (Vietnam), was on final approach to Hanoi with a low time first officer flying the aircraft […]

LATAM Brasil A320 Strikes Its Tail on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute LATAM Brasil Airbus A320, performing flight from Rio de Janeiro Galeao to Florianopolis, landed on Florianopolis’ runway 14 but struck its tail onto the runway surface. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron maintaining routine communication. There were no injuries. A runway inspection revealed evidence of a tail strike. A […]

American Airlines Boeing 737-800 Hits Tail On Departure

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737 Strikes Its Tail On Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 was performing flight from Chengdu to Wenzhou (China) and struck its tail onto the runway while landing in Wenzhou. There are no reports of injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. No weather data are available for Wenzhou. Wenzhou features a concrete runway 03/21 of 3200 meters/10500 feet length.