Astana A320 at Istanbul on Sep 25th 2012, tail strike on landing

Last Update: September 26, 2012 / 12:31:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Astana

Flight number
KC-869

Destination
Istanbul, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
P4-XAS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

An Air Astana Airbus A320-200, registration P4-XAS performing flight KC-869 from Atyrau (Kazakhstan) to Istanbul (Turkey) with 136 passengers and 8 crew, landed on Ataturk Airport's runway 05 but struck its tail onto the runway at 10:20L (07:20Z). The aircraft continued the landing and rolled out without further incident. No injuries occurred, the aircraft received substantial damage to its tail.

The return flight KC-870 was cancelled.

Metars:
LTBA 250850Z 22005KT 190V270 CAVOK 24/15 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250820Z 23005KT 200V280 CAVOK 24/17 Q1013 NOSIG
LTBA 250750Z 20005KT 170V240 CAVOK 24/17 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250720Z 20005KT 160V250 CAVOK 23/16 Q1013 NOSIG
LTBA 250650Z 18005KT CAVOK 23/16 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250620Z 17005KT 140V200 CAVOK 22/18 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250550Z 16004KT CAVOK 21/18 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250520Z 15006KT 120V190 CAVOK 21/19 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250450Z 19006KT CAVOK 21/17 Q1012 NOSIG
LTBA 250420Z 21007KT 180V250 CAVOK 20/17 Q1012 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 25, 2012

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Astana

Flight number
KC-869

Destination
Istanbul, Turkey

Aircraft Registration
P4-XAS

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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