Alaska B739 at Boston on Mar 31st 2022, tail strike on departure

Last Update: April 1, 2022 / 15:07:29 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-840

Aircraft Registration
N238AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N238AK performing flight AS-840 from Boston,MA to Seattle,WA (USA), was departing Boston's runway 22R when the tail contacted the runway surface. The aircraft climbed out, stopped the climb at 10,000 feet and returned to Boston for a safe landing on runway 22L about 30 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT INCURRED A TAIL STRIKE ON DEPARTURE AND RETURNED TO AIRPORT, BOSTON, MA.", the damage was "UNKNOWN" and the occurrence rated an incident.

The aircraft returned to service about 3 hours after landing back.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N238AK
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-990ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 31, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-840

Aircraft Registration
N238AK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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