Corendon Dutch B738 near Amsterdam on Jan 26th 2017, technical problem, suspected tailstrike

Last Update: January 27, 2017 / 12:07:06 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CND-491

Destination
Lanzarote, Spain

Aircraft Registration
PH-CDE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

A Corendon Dutch Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration PH-CDE performing flight CND-491 from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Lanzarote,CI (Spain), departed Amsterdam's runway 18L and was climbing through FL180 out of Amsterdam when the crew requested to descend to FL100 reporting a technical problem. The aircraft entered a hold, the crew subsequently decided to return to Amsterdam advising they would land at a slightly higher than normal speed but needed no assistance. The aircraft burned off fuel and landed safely on Amsterdam's runway 18R about one hour after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration PH-CDH reached Lanzarote with a delay of 4 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Amsterdam 27 hours after landing back.

On Jan 27th 2017 a reader made The Aviation Herald aware, that on Amsterdam's ground frequencies a runway inspection was initiated indicating a possible tail strike had occurred on runway 18L. The runway inspection found evidence of a tail strike, traces of about 7 meters length were visible. A deepened review of communication between aircraft and Air Traffic Control then revealed, that the crew while climbing out informed ATC that they suspected to have suffered a tailstrike, following confirmation of traces on the runway the crew operated under the presumption of having being involved in a tailstrike, stopped their climb reporting a technical problem and returned to Amsterdam.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 26, 2017

Classification
Incident

Flight number
CND-491

Destination
Lanzarote, Spain

Aircraft Registration
PH-CDE

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-800

ICAO Type Designator
B738

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