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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 23 September 2021
Time:09:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic A21N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-271N
Operator:Hawaiian Airlines
Registration: N208HA
MSN: 8123
First flight: 2018-09-11 (3 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW1133G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 128
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 134
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI (HNL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Jose-Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC/KSJC), United States of America
Destination airport:Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Flightnumber:HA43
Narrative:
Hawaiian Airlines flight 43, an Airbus A321neo, suffered a tailstrike on landing on runway 04R at Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Hawaii, USA.
The flight crew then performed a go around and circled for a second approach. A safe landing was made 14 minutes after the incident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA22LA004

Classification:
Tailstrike
Runway mishap

METAR Weather report:
18:53 UTC / 08:53 local time:
PHNL 231853Z 06011KT 10SM FEW024 FEW033 28/19 A3002 RMK AO2 RAB20E30 SLP164 P0000 T02780189

19:53 UTC / 09:53 local time:
PHNL 231953Z 05015KT 10SM FEW025 SCT050 29/18 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP163 T02890183


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line is connecting ADS-B datapoints from Flightradar24.
Distance from San Jose-Norman Y. Mineta International Airport to Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, HI as the crow flies is 3860 km (2413 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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