American B752 at Miami on Sep 15th 2014, tail strike on landing
Last Update: September 6, 2018 / 19:46:28 GMT/Zulu time
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.
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