SAS B738 at Alesund on Jan 13th 2019, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: January 13, 2019 / 23:48:36 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-1323

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RRU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
ENAL

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration LN-RRU performing flight SK-1323 from Alesund to Oslo (Norway), departed Alesund's runway 06 when the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface. The crew continued takeoff, stopped the climb at about 6500 feet and diverted to Trondheim (Norway) where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27 about 45 minutes after departure.

The tail strike was described as soft, consequently the damage to the aircraft is being described as minor.

The aircraft was inspected over night, the damage was limited to some scratches on the tail skid assembly, the aircraft was returned to service the following morning after about 13 hours on the ground.

Metars:
ENAL 131750Z 32017G27KT 9999 -RASN FEW021 BKN031 M00/M06 Q0989=
ENAL 131720Z 33020G30KT 9999 FEW021 BKN031 M00/M05 Q0989=
ENAL 131650Z 31014KT 9999 FEW005 SCT012 BKN022 M01/M03 Q0989=
COR ENAL 131620Z 31021KT 4000 SHSN FEW010 SCT026 BKN036 M00/M05 Q0989=
ENAL 131550Z 31017KT 9999 VCSH FEW009 SCT019TCU BKN028 M00/M05 Q0989=
ENAL 131520Z 32015KT 9999 VCSH FEW009 SCT019 BKN028 M00/M04 Q0989 RESHSG=
ENAL 131450Z 32015KT 9999 SCT030 BKN035 00/M07 Q0989=
ENAL 131420Z 33011KT 290V010 9999 FEW023 SCT074 01/M05 Q0988=
ENAL 131350Z 32014KT 290V350 9999 FEW023 SCT046 BKN068 00/M04 Q0988=
ENAL 131250Z 33013G25KT 300V360 9999 -SHSNRA SCT014TCU BKN023 00/M02 Q0988
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 13, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SK-1323

Destination
Oslo, Norway

Aircraft Registration
LN-RRU

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
ENAL

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