Atlas B763 at Portsmouth on Jul 27th 2018, hard landing

Last Update: June 9, 2021 / 13:23:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
5Y-8601

Aircraft Registration
N641GT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Airport ICAO Code
KPSM

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300, registration N641GT performing flight 5Y-8601 from Frankfurt/Hahn (Germany) to Portsmouth,NH (USA), landed on Portsmouth's runway 34 at 04:52L (08:52Z) but touched down hard. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. A post flight inspection revealed creases around the fuselage and substantial damage to the aircraft.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Jan 10th 2019.

On Jul 30th 2018 the FAA reported that the aircraft landed hard, the damage is being assessed (unknown). The occurrence was rated an accident and is being investigated.

On May 25th 2019 the NTSB reported the occurrence was rated an accident, an investigation has been opened using data from various entities, however, investigators are not going to travel.

On Jun 9th 2021 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable causes of the accident were:

an improper landing flare technique and the lack of the appropriate bounced landing recovery procedure.

The NTSB analysed:

The captain, a line check-airman, was the pilot monitoring and the first officer was the pilot flying and was completing his first operational evaluation. The takeoff, cruise and descent were normal. Visual meteorological conditions with light winds prevailed at the time of the landing. As the FO initiated the landing flare, the airplane became slightly high on the approach path (1 red and 3 white on the Precision Approach Path Indicators). According to the operator, the airplane touched down with limited flare and the engines were at nearly 50% N1, which inhibited the speedbrakes from deploying. The Quick Access Recorder (QAR) data indicated that the airplane porpoised five times down the runway. The maximum load factor recorded during landing bounces was about 2 g’s.

Post landing inspection of the airplane found visibly wrinkled, dented and creased skin in the forward fuselage upper crown area, deformation to the nose wheel-well side web, and buckling/fracture of multiple frames and stringers.

Metars:
KPSM 271056Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 21/20 A2995 RMK AO2A SLP144 T02070197=
KPSM 270956Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 19/19 A2993 RMK AO2A SLP137 T01910189=
KPSM 270856Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW250 19/19 A2992 RMK AO2A SLP134 T01920189 50004=
KPSM 270756Z 00000KT 10SM FEW060 FEW250 20/19 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP130 T02030189=
KPSM 270656Z 27003KT 10SM CLR 21/19 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP132 T02070192=
KPSM 270556Z 23004KT 10SM CLR 21/20 A2991 RMK AO2A SLP132 T02140198 10239 20210 50007=
KPSM 270456Z 25004KT 10SM CLR 22/21 A2989 RMK AO2A SLP125 T02160212 402680216=



The creases around the fuselage (Photo: U.S Army W.T.F! moments):
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N641GT
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-38E
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B763
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 27, 2018

Classification
Accident

Airline
Atlas Air

Flight number
5Y-8601

Aircraft Registration
N641GT

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-300

ICAO Type Designator
B763

Airport ICAO Code
KPSM

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