British Airways A35K at London on Jan 2nd 2022, tail scrape on landing

Last Update: January 13, 2022 / 17:51:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-104

Aircraft Registration
G-XWBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-1000

ICAO Type Designator
A35K

A British Airways Airbus A350-1000, registration G-XWBC performing flight BA-104 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to London Heathrow,EN (UK), was on approach to Heathrow's runway 27L when the tail contacted the runway surface. The crew initiated a go around, climbed back to 4000 feet and positioned for another approach to runway 27R. The aircraft landed without further incident on 27R about 15 minutes after the first approach.

The aircraft is still on the ground in London about 42 hours after landing.

On Jan 13th 2022 the AAIB reported the aircraft suffered a tail strike during the go around. The damage was rated minor (minor paint and sensor damage), the occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated.

Metars:
COR EGLL 021550Z AUTO 24018KT 9999 BKN023 12/08 Q1008 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021520Z AUTO 24020G30KT 9999 FEW021/// BKN026/// BKN030/// //////CB 12/09 Q1008 TEMPO 4000 RA=
COR EGLL 021450Z AUTO 21012KT 9999 -RA SCT020/// BKN041/// //////CB 12/10 Q1008 NOSIG=
EGLL 021420Z AUTO 21013KT 9999 -RA BKN020/// BKN029/// //////CB 12/09 Q1008 TEMPO 4000 RA BKN014=
COR EGLL 021350Z AUTO 22010KT 9999 SCT018/// BKN024/// //////TCU 12/10 Q1009 TEMPO 4000 RA BKN012=
COR EGLL 021320Z AUTO 22009KT 190V250 9999 -RA FEW009/// BKN013/// OVC032/// //////TCU 11/10 Q1009 RERA REDZ TEMPO 4000 RA=
COR EGLL 021250Z AUTO 22010KT 190V260 4900 RADZ SCT012 BKN019 BKN023 11/09 Q1010 TEMPO BKN012=
COR EGLL 021220Z AUTO 23011KT 9999 BKN022 BKN030 12/08 Q1010 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021150Z AUTO 24015KT 9999 BKN019 11/08 Q1011 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021120Z AUTO 24017KT 9999 BKN019 OVC030 12/08 Q1011 NOSIG=
COR EGLL 021050Z AUTO 23013KT 9999 BKN021 12/08 Q1011 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 2, 2021

Classification
Incident

Flight number
BA-104

Aircraft Registration
G-XWBC

Aircraft Type
Airbus A350-1000

ICAO Type Designator
A35K

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