Pegasus A320 at Istanbul on Apr 25th 2014, rejected takeoff after tail strike

Last Update: May 6, 2014 / 17:47:58 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PC-512

Aircraft Registration
TC-DCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A Pegasus Airbus A320-200, registration TC-DCA performing flight PC-512 from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (Iran) with 154 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Sabiha Gokcen Airport's runway 06 when the tail struck the runway prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

The flight was cancelled.

The French BEA reported in their weekly bulletin that the aircraft received damage to the underside of the tail. The occurrence was rated a serious incident and is being investigated by the Accident Investigation Board of Turkey.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 25, 2014

Classification
Incident

Flight number
PC-512

Aircraft Registration
TC-DCA

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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