Alaska B739 at Portland on Jun 14th 2016, tail scrape on departure

Last Update: June 15, 2016 / 17:50:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-686

Aircraft Registration
N431AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N431AS performing flight AS-686 from Portland,OR to Chicago,IL (USA), departed Portland's runway 28L, however, the tail contacted the runway surface during departure. The crew stopped the climb at about 13,000 feet and returned to Portland for a safe landing on runway 28L about 30 minutes after departure.

The FAA reported the aircraft received minor damage when it scraped its tail on the runway during departure. The aircraft returned to Portland.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about 5 hours, then departed again and reached Chicago with a delay of 5.5 hours.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
N431AS
Country of Registration
United States
Date of Registration
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Manufacturer
BOEING
Aircraft Model / Type
737-990ER
Number of Seats
ICAO Aircraft Type
B739
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Engine Count
Engine Manufacturer
Engine Model
Engine Type
Pounds of Thrust
Main Owner
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jun 14, 2016

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AS-686

Aircraft Registration
N431AS

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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