Swift B738 at Heraklion on Jun 10th 2018, tail strike on landing

Last Update: June 14, 2018 / 23:14:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
QS-1400

Aircraft Registration
N276EA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Swift Air Boeing 737-800 on behalf of Smartwings, registration N276EA performing flight QS-1400 from Brno (Czech Republic) to Heraklion (Greece), landed on Heraklion's runway 27 at 17:54L (14:54Z) but struck its tail onto the runway. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground about 104 hours after landing.

Metars:
LGIR 101620Z 30016KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101550Z 30018KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101520Z 30019KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101450Z 30022KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101420Z 30023KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101350Z 30023KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101320Z 31020KT 9999 FEW025 26/19 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101250Z 31019KT 9999 FEW025 26/19 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101220Z 31021KT 9999 FEW025 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101150Z 31024KT 9999 FEW025 27/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
LGIR 101120Z 31025KT 9999 FEW025 27/20 Q1008 NOSIG=
LGIR 101050Z 31024KT 9999 FEW025 27/20 Q1008 NOSIG=
LGIR 101020Z 31023KT 9999 FEW025 26/20 Q1006 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 10, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Swiftair

Flight number
QS-1400

Aircraft Registration
N276EA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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