Iceland B752 at Varanasi on Nov 10th 2023, tail strike on landing
Last Update: November 17, 2023 / 14:35:22 GMT/Zulu time
Icelandair confirmed the bottom of the aircraft collided with the runway surface. A replacement aircraft was sent to India to continue the journey. The damage of the occurrence aircraft is being assessed and repaired.
The aircraft had flown as flight FI-1253 from Washington,DC (USA) to Lima (Peru) on Oct 27th 2023, carried on to Pisco (Peru), Mataveri (Easter Island, Chile), Apia (Samoa), Cairns,QL (Australia), Siem Reap (Cambodia) and Kathmandu (Nepal) prior to the occurrence flight.
A replacement Boeing 767-300 registration TF-ISW positioned from Keflavik (Iceland) to Delhi (India), about 360nm westnorthwest of Varanasi, resumed flight FI-1253 with further destinations Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Porto (Portugal) and Marrakesh (Morocco) so far.
The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Varanasi a week after landing.
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