DHC-8-402 Dash 8, G-ECOZ
The aircraft’s tail struck the runway after an ILS approach to Runway 08R at London Gatwick. The tailstrike was caused by the aircraft’s rate of descent not being arrested during the landing flare. The commander retarded the power levers to flight idle shortly before the flare due to an increase in airspeed, probably caused by windshear. One Safety Recommendation was made.
Published 10 December 2014