Senegal AT72 at Ziguinchor on Aug 18th 2020, tail strike on landing

Last Update: September 4, 2020 / 14:15:39 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HC-103

Aircraft Registration
6V-ASN

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
GOGG

An Air Senegal Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, registration 6V-ASN performing flight HC-103 from Dakar to Ziguinchor (Senegal), landed on Ziguinchor's runway at about 17:30L (17:30Z) but struck its tail onto the runway surface. The aircraft rolled out without further incident.

Senegal's BEA reporteed the aircraft received substantial damage as result of a tail strike while landing in Zigiunchor, the occurrence was rated an accident and is being investigated by Senegal's BEA.

However, the aircraft departed for the return flight HC-104 about one hour after landing and landed in Dakar without further incident. The aircraft is still on the ground in Dakar on Sep 4th 2020.

Ziguinchor features a runway 10/28 of 1545 meters/5000 feet length and a width of 30 meters/100 feet.

Metars:
GOGG 182000Z 32006KT 9999 SCT015TCU 28/27 Q1010=
GOGG 181800Z 32006KT 9999 BKN015TCU 30/26 Q1010=
GOGG 181600Z 28010KT 9999 BKN015TCU 31/27 Q1011=
GOGG 181500Z 28008KT 9999 BKN015TCU 32/27 Q1011=
GOGG 181400Z 28006KT 9999 BKN015TCU 31/26 Q1011=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 18, 2020

Classification
Accident

Flight number
HC-103

Aircraft Registration
6V-ASN

Aircraft Type
ATR ATR-72-200

ICAO Type Designator
AT72

Airport ICAO Code
GOGG

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