Indigo A21N at Kolkata on Jan 2nd 2023, tail strike

Last Update: January 5, 2023 / 11:42:52 GMT/Zulu time

Bookmark this article
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 2, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
6E-1859

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ILR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

An Indigo Airbus A321-200N, registration VT-ILR performing flight 6E-1859 from Dhaka (Bangladesh) to Kolkata (India) with 173 people on board, departed Dhaka's runway 14 at 16:42L (10:42Z), climbed to FL180 and landed on Kolkata's runway 01R at 16:50L (11:20Z) about 38 minutes after departure.

A post flight inspection revealed substantial tail strike damage.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Kolkata about 33 hours after landing.

On Jan 5th 2023 the airline reported that the tail strike occurred upon landing in Kolkata.

Metars Dhaka:
VGHS 021200Z 00000KT 3500 HZ NSC 23/14 Q1018 NOSIG=
VGHS 021130Z 28004KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/14 Q1018 NOSIG=
VGHS 021100Z 33004KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/15 Q1017 NOSIG=
VGHS 021030Z 35006KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/14 Q1017 NOSIG=
VGHS 021000Z 34005KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/14 Q1017 NOSIG=
VGHS 020930Z 33005KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/15 Q1017 NOSIG=
VGHS 020900Z 35005KT 3500 HZ NSC 24/15 Q1017 NOSIG=
VGHS 020830Z 34005KT 3200 HZ NSC 24/15 Q1017 BECMG S/VIS 3500M=
VGHS 020800Z 33005KT 3200 HZ NSC 24/16 Q1018 NOSIG=
VGHS 020730Z 31008KT 3200 HZ NSC 23/16 Q1018 NOSIG=
VGHS 020700Z 34006KT 3000 HZ NSC 23/17 Q1019 NOSIG=

Metars Kolkata:
VECC 021400Z 04005KT 2600 HZ FEW100 22/17 Q1018 NOSIG=
VECC 021330Z 03005KT 2600 HZ NSC 22/17 Q1018 NOSIG=
VECC 021300Z 05003KT 2600 HZ NSC 23/17 Q1018 NOSIG=
VECC 021230Z 04004KT 2600 HZ NSC 23/17 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 021200Z 04006KT 2600 HZ NSC 24/17 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 021130Z 05004KT 2600 HZ NSC 24/17 Q1016 NOSIG=
VECC 021100Z 07004KT 2600 HZ NSC 25/16 Q1016 NOSIG=
VECC 021030Z 06003KT 2800 HZ NSC 25/16 Q1016 NOSIG=
VECC 021000Z 04004KT 2800 HZ NSC 26/16 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 020930Z 04003KT 2800 HZ NSC 26/16 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 020900Z 34005KT 2800 HZ NSC 26/14 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 020830Z 33004KT 2500 HZ NSC 26/15 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 020800Z 35005KT 2500 HZ NSC 26/15 Q1017 NOSIG=
VECC 020730Z 03003KT 2500 HZ NSC 25/16 Q1017 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 2, 2023

Classification
Accident

Flight number
6E-1859

Destination
Kolkata, India

Aircraft Registration
VT-ILR

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321-Neo

ICAO Type Designator
A21N

This article is published under license from Avherald.com. © of text by Avherald.com.
Article source

You can read 2 more free articles without a subscription.

Subscribe now and continue reading without any limits!

Are you a subscriber? Login
Subscribe

Read unlimited articles and receive our daily update briefing. Gain better insights into what is happening in commercial aviation safety.

Free newsletter

Want to know more and stay ahead? Get our free weekly newsletter and join 5598 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and confirm that you've read our privacy policy.

Send tip

Support AeroInside by sending a small tip amount.

Related articles

Newest articles

Subscribe today

Are you researching aviation incidents? Get access to AeroInside Insights, unlimited read access and receive the daily newsletter.

Pick your plan and subscribe

Partner

Blockaviation logo

A new way to document and demonstrate airworthiness compliance and aircraft value. Find out more.

Virtual Speech logo

ELITE Simulation Solutions is a leading global provider of Flight Simulation Training Devices, IFR training software as well as flight controls and related services. Find out more.

Get updates

Never miss an article from AeroInside. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and join 5598 existing subscribers.

By subscribing, you accept our terms and conditions and that you've read our privacy policy.

AeroInside Blog
Popular aircraft
Airbus A320
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 737-800 MAX
Popular airlines
American Airlines
United
Delta
Air Canada
Lufthansa
British Airways