Tailstrike Incident Boeing 737-81D (WL) C-GNCH, Thursday 15 June 2023
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Date:Thursday 15 June 2023
Time:14:17 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-81D (WL)
Owner/operator:TUI Airways, opb Sunwing
Registration: C-GNCH
MSN: 39438/4816
Year of manufacture:2014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 195
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown, repaired
Location:Belfast International Airport (BFS/EGAA) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Belfast International Airport (BFS/EGAA)
Destination airport:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
TUI Airways flight BY1472, a Boeing 737-81D operated by Sunwing B737-800, suffered a tailstrike on takeoff from Belfast International Airport (EGAA), UK.
The flight crew put the aircraft in holding while they ran the appropriate checklists and contacted the company. The flight was subsequently instructed to return to EGAA where it landed overweight. There were no reported injuries.

The aircraft resumed service the following morning.

Sources:

TSB
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-gnch#30baa39b

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jun-2023 17:41 harro Added
20-Jun-2023 17:42 harro Updated

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