Interjet A21N at Mexico City on Feb 24th 2020, tail strike on landing

Last Update: March 21, 2020 / 14:04:30 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Interjet

Flight number
4O-2901

Departure
Havana, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
XA-JOE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

An Interjet Airbus A321-200N, registration XA-JOE performing flight 4O-2901 from Havana (Cuba) to Mexico City (Mexico), landed on Mexico City's runway 05R at 14:22L (20:22Z) but struck its tail onto the runway surface. The aircraft went around, positioned for another approach to runway 05R, landed without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft was unable to continue its schedule.

About 124 hours (5 days 4 hours) later the aircraft performed a test flight from Mexico City to Mexico City climbing to FL360, then on Mar 1st 2020 departed for flight 4O-30 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Tucson,AZ (USA) and further on as flight 4I-31 to Phoenix Goodyear,AZ (USA) about 135 hours after the tail strike. The aircraft still is in Phoenix as of Mar 21st 2020.

On Mar 20th 2020 Mexico's AIB reported the occurrence (tail strike) was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by Mexico's AIB.

Metars:
MMMX 250027Z 16014KT 8SM FEW020 24/05 A3014 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY DSNT TCU N=
MMMX 242352Z 18010KT 8SM FEW020 26/05 A3013 NOSIG RMK SLP029 52007 970 8/200 HZY DSNT TCU N=
MMMX 242246Z 17010KT 8SM FEW020 27/04 A3012 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY TCU N=
MMMX 242151Z 14016KT 8SM FEW020 28/03 A3012 NOSIG RMK 8/200 HZY BLDU N NE=
MMMX 242059Z 14014G30KT 8SM SKC 28/02 A3012 NOSIG RMK HZY BLDU N NE ISOL CU=
MMMX 242051Z 14016KT 8SM SKC 29/02 A3013 NOSIG RMK SLP995 57028 990 HZY BLDU N NE ISOL CU=
MMMX 241945Z 12007G18KT 8SM SKC 28/00 A3016 NOSIG RMK HZY BLDU N NE ISOL CU=
MMMX 241929Z 15010KT 8SM SKC 28/00 A3016 NOSIG RMK HZY=
MMMX 241846Z 07007KT 8SM SKC 27/00 A3019 NOSIG RMK HZY=
MMMX 241745Z 14009KT 7SM SKC 26/02 A3023 NOSIG RMK SLP026 57017 991 HZY=
MMMX 241708Z 13008G19KT 7SM SKC 26/03 A3026 NOSIG RMK HZY=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 24, 2020

Classification
Incident

Airline
Interjet

Flight number
4O-2901

Departure
Havana, Cuba

Aircraft Registration
XA-JOE

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

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