Tailstrike Accident McDonnell Douglas MD-82 8P-ARB, Friday 4 March 2011
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Date:Friday 4 March 2011
Time:1436 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas MD-82
Owner/operator:REDjet
Registration: 8P-ARB
MSN: 49469/1410
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Accident
Location:Bridgetown -   Barbados
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Test
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Boeing MD-82 aircraft, 8P-ARB, was conducting a high speed taxi on Runway 09 to perform some system checks on the airplane. As the airplane reached 80 knots, the airplane experienced an inadvertent rotation, and the nose wheel left the runway. The tail and rear section of the airplane impacted the runway during the rotation. The pilot completed a full takeoff with the tail in contact with the runway, and was airborne at 1436 UTC. The pilot returned to the airport and landed safely at 1446 UTC. The aircraft sustained damage to the tail and rear of the airplane, and Runway 09 sustained a 2 inch wide, 2000 foot long groove on the surface.

Sources:

NTSB DCA11WA034

Revision history:

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