Spicejet Emergency Landing at Thoothukudi

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

On July 29, 2013, a Spicejet de Havilland Dash 8-200 with 49 aboard was en route from Chennai to Thoothukudi (AKA Tuticorin). After a safe flight, the plane had a tail strike on landing at Thoothukudi Airport. The damaged plane was grounded pending examination.

Passengers returning to Chennai on the next scheduled flight were provided alternative transportation.

Passengers described a bounce, and then the tail making a grating sound as it landed on the runway.

There are no reports of passenger injury.

Pudukottai police and airport security officials responded to the scene.

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