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Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 26 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic MA60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian MA60
Operator:Air Zimbabwe
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight: 2005
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127J
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Bulawayo-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bulawayo-Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ/FVJN), Zimbabwe
Narrative:
The pilot attempted to land and flare with flaps 15 instead of flaps 30. The airplane sustained a significant tailstrike.
The MA60 is version of the Xi'an Y7-200A

Classification:
Tailstrike
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Air Safety Week, Feb 04, 2008


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