Iceland B39M at Keflavik on Feb 26th 2022, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: June 6, 2022 / 10:42:50 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Icelandair

Flight number
FI-681

Aircraft Registration
TF-ICB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B39M

Airport ICAO Code
BIKF

An Icelandair Boeing 737-9 MAX, registration TF-ICB performing flight FI-681 from Keflavik (Iceland) to Seattle,WA (USA), was departing Keflavik's runway 19 when upon rotation the tail contacted the runway surface. The crew continued the flight, climbed to FL320, FL340 and FL360 and landed on Seattle's runway 16R without further incident about 7.5 hours after departure.

The tail skid needed maintenance after landing. The aircraft continued service after about 22.5 hours on the ground in Seattle performing the return flight FI-680 on schedule.

Metars:
BIKF 262000Z 24021G34KT 9999 FEW010 BKN036 BKN056 01/M02 Q0982=
BIKF 261930Z 22030G43KT 1500 -SHSN FEW003 OVC012CB M01/M01 Q0982=
BIKF 261900Z 20029KT 9999 FEW010 SCT035 BKN090 00/M02 Q0981=
BIKF 261830Z 23019KT 9999 VCSH FEW006 FEW011CB BKN072 01/M01 Q0980=
COR BIKF 261800Z 22026KT 9999 FEW010CB BKN048 BKN090 01/M01 Q0980=
BIKF 261730Z 22025KT 6000 -SHSN FEW003 BKN012CB BKN056 01/M00 Q0979=
BIKF 261700Z 20028KT 9999 VCSH FEW019CB BKN058 02/M02 Q0978=
BIKF 261630Z 19021KT 9999 VCSH FEW017CB SCT028 BKN054 02/M02 Q0977=
BIKF 261600Z 19026KT 9999 VCSH FEW015CB SCT029 BKN056 02/M02 Q0977=
BIKF 261530Z 20025KT 9999 VCSH FEW015CB SCT029 BKN059 02/M02 Q0976=
BIKF 261500Z 20022KT 9999 VCSH FEW012CB SCT029 BKN059 03/M01 Q0975=
BIKF 261430Z 20024KT 9999 VCSH FEW012CB SCT023 BKN057 03/M01 Q0975=
BIKF 261400Z 20022KT 9999 VCSH FEW012CB BKN025 BKN052 02/M01 Q0974=
BIKF 261330Z 21025G39KT 9999 VCSH FEW017CB SCT023 BKN060 03/M01 Q0974=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 26, 2022

Classification
Incident

Airline
Icelandair

Flight number
FI-681

Aircraft Registration
TF-ICB

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900MAX

ICAO Type Designator
B39M

Airport ICAO Code
BIKF

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