Ryanair B738 at Malta on Apr 9th 2013, tail scrape on takeoff

Last Update: April 9, 2013 / 18:25:27 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 9, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-3883

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-DWP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Ryanair Boeing 737-800, registration EI-DWP performing flight FR-3883 from Malta (Malta) to London Luton,EN (UK), departed Luqa Airport's runway 13 when upon rotation for takeoff the crew received indication the tail of the aircraft had contacted the runway surface. The crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and returned to Malta for a safe landing on runway 13 about 35 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration EI-EGD is estimated to reach London with a delay of 8 hours.

The incident aircraft is still on the ground about 9.5 hours later.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-DWP
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
THE BOEING COMPANY
Aircraft Model / Type
BOEING 737-8AS
ICAO Aircraft Type
B738
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 9, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Ryanair

Flight number
FR-3883

Departure
Malta, Malta

Aircraft Registration
EI-DWP

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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