Inuit DH8C at Umijuaq on Jan 23rd 2015, tail strike on departure

Last Update: March 4, 2015 / 18:52:07 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Inuit

Flight number
3H-851

Aircraft Registration
C-FYAI

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

An Air Inuit de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration C-FYAI performing flight 3H-851 from Umiujaq,QC to Kuujjuarapik,QC (Canada) with 27 passengers and 3 crew, was rotating for takeoff from Umiujaq when the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface without the crew noticing the contact. The aircraft continued to Kuujjuarapik for a safe landing. No injuries occurred.

On Feb 27th 2015 the Canadian TSB reported that a post flight examination revealed substantial structural damage to the tail section of the aircraft. The occurrence was rated an accident.

On Mar 4th 2015 the Canadian TSB reported the the buckling damage to frames, spars and fuselage skin was identified minor and re-rated the occurred to a reportable incident.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
C-FYAI
Country of Registration
Canada
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
Dehavilland
Aircraft Model / Type
DHC-8-314
ICAO Aircraft Type
DH8C
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine Type
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 23, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Air Inuit

Flight number
3H-851

Aircraft Registration
C-FYAI

ICAO Type Designator
DH8C

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