FlyEgypt B738 at Hurghada on Mar 17th 2019, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: March 18, 2019 / 21:36:02 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
FlyEgypt

Flight number
FT-3043

Destination
Graz, Austria

Aircraft Registration
SU-TMK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A FlyEgypt Boeing 737-800, registration SU-TMK performing flight FT-3043 from Hurghada (Egypt) to Graz (Austria), was departing Hurghada's runway 34R when upon rotation a loud bang was heard on board of the aircraft. The crew continued takeoff, climbed to about 7500 feet MSL and returned to Hurghada for a safe landing on runway 34R about 20 minutes after departure.

A passenger a loud bang from the back of the aircraft could be heard as the aircraft rotated for departure, the passenger immediately assumed a tail strike had occurred.

A post flight inspection revealed damage to the tail skid assembly.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration SU-TMI reached Graz with a delay of about 4 hours.

The tail skid assembly of the occurrence aircraft is being replaced. The aircraft is still on the ground in Hurghada about 41 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 17, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
FlyEgypt

Flight number
FT-3043

Destination
Graz, Austria

Aircraft Registration
SU-TMK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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