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American Airlines Flight Returns to DFW Airport After Tail Strike

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Returns to DFW Airport After Tail Strike

American Airlines flight AA-2293 returned to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on September 29th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Virginia, but suffered a tail strike during departure. The crew consequently stopped the climb and returned to Dallas. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members... »

Delta Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Atlanta

Friday, May 26, 2017
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Atlanta

A Delta Airlines plane suffered a tail strike while landing in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23rd. The incident happened when the flight DL-1546 was coming from Phoenix, Arizona. The plane safely taxied to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Jet Airways Plane Returns to India after Tail Strike

Saturday, May 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
Jet Airways Plane Returns to India after Tail Strike

Jet Airways flight 9W-70 had to return and make an emergency landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India, on May 12th. The Boeing 737-900 flying to Bangkok, Thailand, had to return due to possible trail strike. The plane landed safely. All 180 passengers and 8 crew members remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines flight TK-322 had to return and make an emergency landing in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 2nd. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a suspected tail strike. The plane landed safely after burning off excess fuel. All 140 people aboard remained unharmed.... »

Cathay Dragon Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Cambodia

Sunday, March 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
Cathay Dragon Plane Suffers Tail Strike in Cambodia

A Cathay Dragon plane suffered a tail strike while landing in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on March 3rd. The incident happened when the Airbus A321-200 plane was performing flight KA-248 from Hong Kong, China. The plane taxied to apron without further incident. All 143 passengers aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Maldivian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike While Landing in Maldives

Monday, February 20, 2017
By George Hatcher
Maldivian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike While Landing in Maldives

A Maldivian Airlines plane struck its tail onto runway while landing in Kooddoo Island, Maldives, on February 18th. The incident happened when the plane was performing flight Q2-160 from Kadhdhoo, Maldives. The plane taxied to apron without further incident. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Ryanair Flight Returns to Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland

Thursday, February 9, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ryanair Flight Returns to Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland

Ryanair flight FR-4060 had to return and make an emergency landing at Warsaw Modlin Airport, Poland, on February 7th. The Boeing 737-800 plane took off for Malaga, Spain, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew suspected a tailstrike. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members remained safe. Download article... »

Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

Sunday, January 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Moscow

Turkish Airlines flight TK-415 had to return for an emergency landing in Moscow, Russia, on January 12th. The Boeing 737-900 plane took off for Istanbul, Turkey, but its tail hit the runway during rotation. The crew subsequently returned to Moscow where the plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

QantasLink Plane Impacts the Tail of another Plane in Australia; Flight Delayed

Friday, October 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
QantasLink Plane Impacts the Tail of another Plane in Australia; Flight Delayed

QantasLink plane hit the tail of a Network Aviation plane on the runway at Paraburdoo Airport, Paraburdoo, Western Australia, on the afternoon of October 5th. The Boeing 717 taxied along the runway to depart for Perth when its tail struck the tail of another plane. The plane was grounded and flight was delayed. The... »

Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Norwegian Air Shuttle Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Stockholm

Norwegian Air Shuttle flight DY-3195 had to return and make an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 15th. The plane took off for Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to turn back after the crew suspected a tail strike. The plane landed safely. There were 108 people aboard at the time; all of them remained... »

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