Tailstrike Accident Boeing 737-8U3 (WL) PK-GNM, Monday 7 August 2023
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Date:Monday 7 August 2023
Time:06:41 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-8U3 (WL)
Owner/operator:Garuda Indonesia
Registration: PK-GNM
MSN: 41322/5057
Year of manufacture:2014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 152
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ/WAOO) -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK/WIII)
Destination airport:Banjarmasin-Sjamsudin Noor Airport (BDJ/WAOO)
Investigating agency: NTSC
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Garuda Indonesia flight GA532, a Boeing 737-8U3, suffered a tailstrike during a go-around following a bounced landing at Banjarmasin Airport (BDJ).

The Pilot in Command (PIC) acted as Pilot Monitoring (PM), and the Second in Command (SIC) acted as Pilot Flying (PF) on the flight from Jakarta (CGK) to BDJ. The flight was uneventful until the aircraft approach Banjarmasin.
The flight was cleared for an ILS approach for runway 10 and the wind was reported as 9 to 15 kts with direction 130 degrees.
While passing the runway threshold, the pilots noticed that the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) altitude callout sounded faster than normal. The PIC assisted by holding the control column using his left hand while keeping his right hand stand by at the lower throttle lever during the flare-out.
The aircraft touched down and bounced with a high pitch up angle and the PIC called out “go around” and continued with adding engine power. The SIC continued adding the power. During the go-around, the aircraft experienced a tail strike. The Tower controller saw sparks while the aircraft bounced and contacted the Apron Movement Control to perform a runway inspection. The go-around continued and the pilot was instructed by the controller to hold at waypoint LIBNU.
After the runway inspection had been completed, the aircraft landed safely.
After parking, the pilot advised the engineer to perform a walkaround check and found the lower surface on the aft fuselage skin and tailskid damper were scratched and damaged.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Preliminary report



Revision history:

01-Nov-2023 10:00 harro Added
01-Nov-2023 10:01 harro Updated

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