Safair B734 at Cape Town on Nov 26th 2015, suspected tail strike

Last Update: November 26, 2015 / 22:42:21 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Safair

Flight number
FA-130

Aircraft Registration
ZS-JRK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

A Safair Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-JRK performing flight FA-130 from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (South Africa), was climbing out of Cape Town's runway 19 when the crew was informed of a possible tailstrike, smoke had been seen from the tail area during rotation. The crew levelled off at 8000 feet and returned to Cape Town for a safe landing on runway 19 about 20 minutes after departure.

The aircraft was inspected, was able to depart again after about one hour on the ground, climbed to FL330 and reached Port Elizabeth with a delay of about 75 minutes.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 26, 2015

Classification
Incident

Airline
Safair

Flight number
FA-130

Aircraft Registration
ZS-JRK

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-400

ICAO Type Designator
B734

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