Kenya B738 at Dubai on Mar 6th 2022, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: March 6, 2022 / 16:59:41 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 6, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KQ-311

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-CYB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OMDB

A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800, registration 5Y-CYB performing flight KQ-311 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Nairobi (Kenya), was departing Dubai's runway 30R when upon rotation some unusual loud noise was heard. The aircraft continued departure but stopped the climb at FL250 and returned to Dubai for a safe landing on runway 30L about 75 minutes after departure.

A postflight inspection revealed the aircraft's tail had made contact with the runway surface causing minor damage, which still permitted the aircraft to depart again.

The aircraft departed again about 3.5 hours after landing back and reached Nairobi with a delay of 3:45 hours.

Metars:
OMDB 060000Z VRB03KT CAVOK 24/12 Q1011 NOSIG=
OMDB 052300Z 24003KT 150V280 CAVOK 24/12 Q1011 NOSIG=
OMDB 052200Z 21002KT CAVOK 24/12 Q1011 NOSIG=
OMDB 052100Z 08003KT 030V110 CAVOK 25/11 Q1012 NOSIG=
OMDB 052000Z 10004KT CAVOK 25/12 Q1012 NOSIG=
OMDB 051900Z 11004KT CAVOK 25/14 Q1013 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 6, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KQ-311

Destination
Nairobi, Kenya

Aircraft Registration
5Y-CYB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
OMDB

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