Sun Country B737 at Lansing on Apr 18th 2013, wing tip strike on landing

Last Update: May 2, 2013 / 20:11:17 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-266

Aircraft Registration
N710SY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
KLAN

A Sun Country Boeing 737-700, registration N710SY performing flight SY-266 from Washington National,DC to Lansing,MI (USA), was on approach to Lansing when the aircraft struck its wing onto the runway prompting the crew to go around and divert to Detroit,MI (USA), the crew requested emergency services on standby during the approach to Detroit and landed without further incident.

The FAA reported providing the time of landing at Detroit as occurrence time stamp, that the aircraft suffered a wing tip strike on landing and received damage, that needs to be assessed. There were no injuries.

On Apr 25th 2013 the airline reported that no wing tip strike occurred although the tower controller at Lansing had reported a wing tip strike, there was no damage to the aircraft. Upon questions submitted by The Aviation Herald why the crew diverted from Lansing to Detroit declaring emergency and requesting emergency services on stand by the airline replied "Our safety reports are confidential and proprietary company information". The airline said, they already had the FAA remove their report from the FAA database (editorial note: the FAA shows the entry updated however still reports the wing tip strike in their database, standing May 2nd 2013 20:00Z).

Metars:
KLAN 181853Z 22012G22KT 10SM -RA FEW020 BKN044 OVC110 20/16 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 21028/1837 RAB01 SLP013 P0000 T02000161
KLAN 181753Z 22024G29KT 10SM SCT032 22/16 A2955 RMK AO2 PK WND 21029/1752 RAE18 SLP006 P0001 60003 T02170156 10222 20078 55007
KLAN 181653Z 19019G27KT 10SM -RA SCT033 OVC043 22/17 A2954 RMK AO2 PK WND 20031/1622 RAB50 SLP004 P0002 T02170167
KLAN 181613Z 19020G28KT 10SM SCT029 BKN033 22/16 A2956 RMK AO2 PK WND 17030/1600 P0001
KLAN 181553Z 18019G25KT 10SM BKN029 BKN035 22/16 A2957 RMK AO2 PRESFR SLP012 T02170161
KLAN 181509Z 16009KT 7SM SCT027 SCT070 BKN110 17/14 A2961 RMK AO2
KLAN 181549Z 18017G23KT 10SM FEW024 BKN029 BKN035 21/17 A2957 RMK AO2 PRESFR
KLAN 181453Z 15007KT 6SM BR BKN024 BKN070 BKN110 14/12 A2962 RMK AO2 SLP033 T01390122 58029
KLAN 181356Z 04004KT 3SM BR FEW004 BKN013 OVC017 10/09 A2966 RMK AO2
KLAN 181403Z 07003KT 4SM BR BKN016 OVC022 10/09 A2966 RMK AO2

Metars:
KDTW 181853Z 19025G44KT 7SM FEW030 BKN055 OVC100 26/16 A2962 RMK AO2 PK WND 18048/1820 SLP028 CB DSNT W-N T02610161
KDTW 181753Z 18031G45KT 10SM BKN050 OVC080 26/16 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND 16045/1749 SLP031 60005 T02610161 10261 20111 58024
KDTW 181653Z 18026G37KT 10SM SCT040 BKN070 OVC230 26/17 A2966 RMK AO2 PK WND 16037/1652 SLP041 P0002 T02610167
KDTW 181553Z 18021G32KT 10SM SCT040 BKN130 OVC230 25/17 A2968 RMK AO2 PK WND 18032/1550 SLP051 T02500172
KDTW 181453Z 18021G30KT 10SM SCT070 SCT130 BKN220 22/16 A2970 RMK AO2 PK WND 16030/1447 SLP056 P0002 60002 T02220161 58027
KDTW 181353Z 16015G20KT 10SM SCT075 BKN120 BKN220 19/14 A2974 RMK AO2 SLP069 T01890144
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 18, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
SY-266

Aircraft Registration
N710SY

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-700

ICAO Type Designator
B737

Airport ICAO Code
KLAN

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