Ryanair B738 at Frankfurt on Mar 10th 2019, wing tip strike on landing

Last Update: June 6, 2019 / 11:25:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1857

Aircraft Registration
EI-DWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DWJ performing flight FR-1857 from Vilnius (Lithuania) to Frankfurt Hahn (Germany) with 181 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Hahn's runway 21 in gusting winds at 16:28L (15:28Z) but struck its left wing tip onto the runway surface. The aircraft continued landing, rolled out and taxied to the apron.

Germany's BFU reported in their March Bulletin that winds were gusting up to 35 knots when the aircraft landed with its left wing tip contacting the runway surface. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

The airline reported EI-DWJ received minor damage to its leading edge slat, flap fairing and winglet. The FDR was returned to the maufacturer for read out and analysis while the investigation is ongoing. The aircraft returned to service following BFU examination and maintenance rectification.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service on Mar 13th 2019.

Metars:
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EDFH 101650Z 28030G47KT 9999 FEW045 07/M02 Q1009=
EDFH 101620Z 27028G43KT 9999 FEW045 08/M02 Q1008=
EDFH 101550Z 27031G50KT 9999 SCT045 08/M02 Q1007=
EDFH 101520Z 27027G42KT 240V300 9999 SCT042 08/M00 Q1007=
EDFH 101450Z 27033G50KT 9999 SCT045 09/M00 Q1006=
EDFH 101420Z 27032G52KT 9999 SCT045 10/00 Q1005=
EDFH 101350Z 27031G51KT 9999 SCT045 10/01 Q1005=
EDFH 101320Z 27035G53KT 240V300 9999 SCT044 11/01 Q1004=
EDFH 101250Z 26029G49KT 9999 FEW038 SCT065 11/04 Q1003=
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DWJ
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 10, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-1857

Aircraft Registration
EI-DWJ

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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