Spicejet Emergency Landing at Thoothukudi
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.