Indigo AT72 at Vijayawada on Mar 28th 2018, tail scrape on landing

Last Update: March 29, 2018 / 14:41:55 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-7204

Aircraft Registration
VT-IYA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
VOBZ

An Indigo Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration VT-IYA performing flight 6E-7204 from Bangalore to Vijayawada (India), landed on Vijayawada's runway 26 at 11:38L (06:08Z), however, the tail contacted the runway surface on touch down. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The airline confirmed the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface on landing, the tail bumper was compressed however within acceptable limits, no maintenance was necessary and the aircraft returned to service.

The aircraft departed for its next sector to Hyderabad about one hour after landing and reached Hyderabad with a delay of 35 minutes.

Metars:
VOBZ 280730Z 18005KT 6000 FEW020 36/24 Q1008 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280700Z 23006KT 6000 FEW020 35/24 Q1009 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280630Z 19005KT 6000 FEW020 35/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280600Z 16005KT 5000 HZ FEW020 34/24 Q1010 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280530Z 20006KT 5000 HZ SCT020 34/24 Q1011 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280500Z 20005KT 5000 HZ SCT020 SCT100 33/24 Q1011 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280430Z 21005KT 5000 HZ SCT020 BKN100 32/24 Q1011 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280400Z 19003KT 5000 HZ SCT020 BKN100 31/25 Q1011 NOSIG=
VOBZ 280330Z 22004KT 4500 BR SCT020 BKN100 29/25 Q1011 BECMG 5000 HZ=
VOBZ 280300Z 12003KT 4500 BR SCT020 BKN100 28/25 Q1011 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 28, 2018

Classification
Incident

Flight number
6E-7204

Aircraft Registration
VT-IYA

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
VOBZ

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