Korean B739 at Seoul on Oct 17th 2015, tail scrape on landing

Last Update: October 25, 2015 / 10:21:59 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KE-846

Aircraft Registration
HL8272

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

Airport ICAO Code
RKSI

A Korean Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration HL8272 performing flight KE-846 from Qingdao (China) to Seoul (South Korea), performed an ILS approach to Seoul Incheon International Airport's runway 34 but bounced and on its second touchdown the tail skid contacted the runway surface at 12:07L (03:07Z). The aircraft rolled out without further incident. The aircraft received minor damage to the tail skid assembly.

The aircraft remained on the ground for 22 hours, then resumed service.

South Korea's Ministry of Transport confirmed the tail skid of the aircraft contacted the runway, an investigation has been opened into the occurrence rated an incident.

The Aviation Herald learned that the aircraft was on an ILS approach to runway 34, the approach was stable until late flare when the pitch rapidly increased without power reduction resulting in a bounce. During the second touch down pitch again increased, the tendency being increased by the deploying speed brakes, the crew intervened to counter the pitch up but too late to prevent the tail scrape.

Metars:
RKSI 170500Z 30007KT 6000 NSC 23/08 Q1020 NOSIG
RKSI 170430Z 28006KT 220V320 6000 NSC 23/11 Q1020 NOSIG
RKSI 170400Z 33002KT 5000 HZ NSC 22/11 Q1021 NOSIG
RKSI 170330Z 21003KT 150V270 3500 HZ NSC 21/13 Q1021 BECMG 5000
RKSI 170300Z 22005KT 180V260 3000 BR FEW005 20/13 Q1021 BECMG 5000
RKSI 170230Z 19005KT 160V230 3000 BR FEW005 19/14 Q1021 BECMG 5000
RKSI 170200Z 18005KT 140V210 2500 1100SW R34/1100N BR FEW001 18/13 Q1022 BECMG 3000
RKSI 170130Z 17006KT 1800 1100W R34/1000N BR FEW001 18/14 Q1022 BECMG 3000
RKSI 170100Z 15004KT 120V180 1600 0600SW R33R/1000N R33L/1100N R34/0900U PRFG FEW001 18/14 Q1022 NOSIG
RKSI 170030Z 13004KT 090V160 1800 0800S R33R/0800N R33L/0900N R34/0900N PRFG FEW005 17/14 Q1022 NOSIG
RKSI 170000Z 06003KT 1800 0600SW R33R/1100D R33L/1000N R34/0750N PRFG FEW005 17/14 Q1022 NOSIG
RKSI 162330Z 06003KT 1800 BR FEW010 16/13 Q1022 NOSIG
RKSI 162300Z 06004KT 1800 BR FEW010 14/12 Q1021 NOSIG
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 17, 2015

Classification
Incident

Flight number
KE-846

Aircraft Registration
HL8272

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

Airport ICAO Code
RKSI

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