THY A333 at Istanbul on Aug 30th 2022, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: August 31, 2022 / 09:22:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TK-726

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
TC-JOG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

A THY Turkish Airlines Airbus A330-300, registration TC-JOG performing flight TK-726 from Istanbul (Turkey) to Kathmandu (Nepal), departed Istanbul's runway 35L and climbed to FL350. About an hour later, about 400nm east of Istanbul, the aircraft turned around, descended to FL140 and entered a hold at FL050 to burn off fuel. The aircraft landed safely back on Istanbul's runway 35R about 4:10 hours after departure.

A post flight inspection showed minor damage to the aircraft's underside of the tail. The aircraft is still on the ground in Istanbul about 12 hours after landing back.

A replacement Airbus A330-300 registration TC-JOB reached Kathmandu with a delay of 6.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 30, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
TK-726

Destination
Kathmandu, Nepal

Aircraft Registration
TC-JOG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-300

ICAO Type Designator
A333

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