American B752 at Miami on Sep 15th 2014, tail strike on landing

Last Update: September 6, 2018 / 19:46:28 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-2404

Aircraft Registration
N654A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

An American Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N654A performing flight AA-2404 from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Miami,FL (USA) with 172 people on board, landed on Miami's runway 09 but experienced a tail strike. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

On Aug 11th 2018, 4 years later, the NTSB reported: "According to the operator, the first officer (FO) was the pilot flying and the captain was the pilot monitoring and was initial operating experience (IOE) training for the FO. The flight crew reported that they had the ILS tuned and the approach was stabilized. They reported that the main gear touchdown was smooth but that the nose came up rapidly before the captain could make the "deployed" call for the spoilers. The captain reportedly quickly grabbed the yoke and lowered the nose to the ground. Postflight maintenance inspection found damage to the aft fuselage skin and substantial damage to the aft pressure bulkhead."

On Sep 6th 2018 the NTSB released their final report concluding the probable cause of the accident was:

The failure of the first officer to control the airplane pitch after touchdown. Contributing to the accident was the first officers inexperience in the aircraft type.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 15, 2014

Classification
Accident

Flight number
AA-2404

Aircraft Registration
N654A

Aircraft Type
Boeing 757-200

ICAO Type Designator
B752

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