United B738 at San Jose on Jul 11th 2019, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: July 12, 2019 / 17:15:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1079

Aircraft Registration
N86534

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A United Boeing 737-800, registration N86534 performing flight UA-1079 from San Jose (Costa Rica) to Newark,NJ (USA), departed San Jose's runway 07 when the tail skid assembly was compressed upon departure. The crew stopped the climb out of the runway at FL190, descended to 9000 feet to burn off fuel and returned to San Jose for a safe landing on runway 07 about 2:45 hours after departure.

The tail skid assembly was found compressed into the red indication, the aft drain mast showed minor damage.

The aircraft is still on the ground in San Jose about 5 hours after landing back.

Metars:
MROC 111600Z 11006KT 060V140 CAVOK 28/17 A3003 NOSIG=
MROC 111500Z 12008KT 080V170 9999 FEW045 BKN200 27/18 A3003 NOSIG=
MROC 111400Z 11009KT 080V150 9999 FEW045 SCT200 26/18 A3000 NOSIG=
MROC 111300Z 13005KT 080V180 9999 FEW045 BKN200 24/18 A3002 NOSIG=
MROC 111200Z 05008KT CAVOK 22/17 A2998 NOSIG=
MROC 111100Z 02003KT 330V050 CAVOK 21/17 A2999 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 11, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-1079

Aircraft Registration
N86534

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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