Boeing 737-436, G-DOCT
On takeoff, sections of a blast pad positioned at the runway threshold lifted and broke up, causing damage to the aircraft’s tailplane and elevator. The crew were unaware of the damage to the aircraft and completed the takeoff and flight to their destination without further incident. The investigation identified issues concerning the construction and marking of the blast pad and other factors concerning the conduct of the takeoff. 10 safety recommendations were made.
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