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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 29 juillet 2014
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8AS (WL)
Immatriculation: EI-EFB
Numéro de série: 37532/2893
Année de Fabrication: 2009-04-22 (5 years 3 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 171
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 177
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:London-Stansted Airport (STN) (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Ostrava-Leoš Janácek Airport (OSR/LKMT), République tchèque
Aéroport de destination:London-Stansted Airport (STN/EGSS), Royaume Uni
Numéro de vol:FR2369
A Boeing 737-8AS, operating flight FR2369 from Ostrava, Czech Republic to London-Stansted, UK, sustained damage in a tailstrike on landing on runway 04. There were no injuries among the 171 passengers and six crew members.

The pilots report that they flew an ILS approach for a Flaps 30 landing on runway 04 at Stansted Airport. At 500 feet, with the aircraft stabilised on the approach, the co-pilot, who was pilot flying, disconnected the autopilot and then the autothrottle and continued flying manually to land.
The wind in the final 200 feet before landing varied slightly from the ATC reported wind of 330° at 7 kt and the co-pilot was applying left aileron, into wind, which resulted in a touchdown on the left main landing gear first. The aircraft then bounced 5 feet back into the air. The thrust levers were retarded and reached idle approximately 2 seconds after the initial touchdown and the speed brakes were deployed.

Then there was a second much firmer touchdown, during which the aircraft had a high-nose attitude. This landing occurred at a deceleration of 2.07g and the pitch reached a peak of 8.9° nose up.
The landing rollout was normal. After shutdown, the cabin crew commented that the second landing was hard, so the captain conducted a visual inspection of the aircraft and found damage to the lower rear fuselage.
The visible damage consisted of a large scrape along the skin of the tail section of the aircraft; numerous stringers and frames beneath the surface were also damaged, requiring a substantial repair before the aircraft was returned to service on August 17, 2014.

The captain considered that the aircraft bounced because the first touchdown occurred with higher than idle thrust. When the thrust lever was selected to idle during the bounce, the speedbrakes deployed automatically; this caused a loss of lift, the nose of the aircraft to pitch up, and the subsequent tailstrike on touchdown.

Probable Cause:

No Probable Cause statement was issued by the AAIB

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 135 days (5 months)
Accident number: EW/G2014/07/31
Download report: Final report

METAR Weather report:
21:20 UTC / 22:20 local time:
EGSS 292120Z 33006KT CAVOK 18/14 Q1015

21:50 UTC / 22:50 local time:
EGSS 292150Z 33007KT CAVOK 18/14 Q1015


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Ostrava-Leoš Janácek Airport et London-Stansted Airport est de 1267 km (792 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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