Aeroflot B738 at Moscow on May 25th 2015, tail strike on landing

Last Update: May 27, 2015 / 14:07:51 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 25, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1563

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
UUEE

An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, registration VQ-BWA performing flight SU-1563 from Irkutsk to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia), landed on Sheremetyevo's runway 25R at 12:48L (09:48Z), however, its tail contacted the runway surface. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the gate. There were no injuries, the aircraft received substantial damage however.

The airline confirmed a minor tail strike on landing that was felt only by the crew. There were no injuries. Rosaviatsia (Russia's Civil Aviation Authority also known as Federal Air Transport Agency) is investigating the occurrence.

Metars:
UUEE 251100Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 19/07 Q1019 R25R/000062 R25L/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 251030Z 15002MPS 060V190 CAVOK 19/06 Q1019 R25R/000062 R25L/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 251000Z VRB02MPS CAVOK 18/06 Q1020 R25R/000062 R25L/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250930Z 35002MPS 310V020 CAVOK 18/06 Q1020 R25R/000062 R25L/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250900Z 27002MPS 230V310 CAVOK 18/07 Q1020 R07R/000062 R07L/////// NOSIG=
UUEE 250830Z VRB03MPS 9999 SCT045 18/06 Q1020 R07R/000062 R07L/////// NOSIG=
UUEE 250800Z 05003MPS 010V100 9999 SCT045 17/07 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250730Z 07002MPS 020V120 9999 SCT039 16/04 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250700Z VRB02MPS 9999 SCT026 15/07 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250630Z 05002MPS 340V090 CAVOK 15/10 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250600Z VRB02MPS CAVOK 14/11 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250530Z VRB01MPS CAVOK 14/10 Q1020 R07L/000062 R07R/000062 NOSIG=
UUEE 250500Z VRB01MPS 9999 FEW003 13/11 Q1020 R07R/000062 R07L/000062 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 25, 2015

Classification
Accident

Airline
Aeroflot

Flight number
SU-1563

Aircraft Registration
VQ-BWA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

Airport ICAO Code
UUEE

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