AAIB investigation to DHC-8-402, G-ECOJ

Tailstrike on landing, Newcastle Airport, 9 January 2017.

Summary:

In the final stages of landing, the aircraft developed a high nose-up pitch attitude with a high sink rate. Intervention by the commander failed to prevent a firm landing and the rear fuselage contacted the runway. The damage was confined to the tailstrike switch/sensor fairing.

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DHC-8-402 Dash 8, G-ECOJ 10-17

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Published 12 October 2017