Tailstrike Serious incident Airbus A321-271NX XA-VSC, Saturday 5 August 2023
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Date:Saturday 5 August 2023
Time:c. 17:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic A21N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A321-271NX
Registration: XA-VSC
MSN: 10789
Year of manufacture:2022
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Serious incident
Location:Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GLD/MMGL) -   Mexico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Destination airport:Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL/MMGL)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Volaris flight Y4488, an Airbus A321-271NX, XA-VSC, sustained substantial damage when it suffered a tailstrike on landing at Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport (GLD/MMGL), Guadalajara, Mexico.
There were no injuries.

According to the captain, "We were on an ILS approach. The first officer was flying the aircraft, the approach was carried out in a normal way. On short final an instability started, the first officer decelerated the aircraft completely, the aircraft went down, I didn't have time to correct, a strong impact was felt. When we arrived at the apron, we were informed that a tail strike had occurred, a report was recorded in the logbook and the company and authorities were informed."




Revision history:

09-Aug-2023 18:36 Captain Adam Added
09-Aug-2023 18:36 Captain Adam Updated
17-Nov-2023 10:52 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Source]

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