LATAM A321 at Santiago on Dec 1st 2022, tail strike on departure

Last Update: December 4, 2022 / 23:27:01 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
LA-1277

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

A LATAM Chile Airbus A321-200, registration CC-BEJ performing flight LA-1277 from Santiago to Concepcion (Chile), was departing Santiago's runway 17R when the tail contacted the runway surface. The crew stopped the climb at FL180 and returned to Santiago for a safe landing on runway 17R about 30 minutes after departure.

A replacement A321-200 registration CC-BEK reached Concepcion with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Santiago about 72 hours after landing back.

According to information The Aviation Herald received the aircraft had been incorrectly loaded.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 1, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
LA-1277

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

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