United B764 at Washington on Feb 17th 2024, tail strike on departure

Last Update: February 21, 2024 / 18:08:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 17, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-345

Aircraft Registration
N69059

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

A United Boeing 767-400, registration N69059 performing flight UA-345 from Washington Dulles,DC to Honolulu,HI (USA), was departing Washington's runway 01C when the aircraft's tail contacted the runway surface. The crew stopped the climb at FL280 and returned to Washington for a safe landing on runway 01C about one hour after departure.

A replacement Boeing 767-400 registration N77066 reached Honolulu with a delay of about 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 11 hours before returning to service.

The FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A TAIL STRIKE DURING DEPARTURE AND RETURNED TO IAD, CHANTILLY, VA."
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N69059
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
767-424ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B764
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
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Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Feb 17, 2024

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-345

Aircraft Registration
N69059

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

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