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Ryanair Tailstrike?

Old 17th Apr 2001, 17:47
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What's this about a Ryanair 737-800 suffering a tailstrike recently. Does anyone know anything?
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 20:00
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how the hell do you get anyway near tail-striking a 737.?

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Old 17th Apr 2001, 20:04
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Well, I don`t know which boeing your username refers to, but it`s probably the stearman.
It`s actually very easy to tailstrike a 737, especially the -800. That`s why the tailskids are there.
Ět`s nothing serious, though, really not worth posting about.
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 20:24
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... unless it was one mighty wallop that damaged the rear bulkhead.
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 21:10
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Boeingboy1

The -800 aft fuselage will contact the runway at a pitch angle of 11 degrees, with the main wheels still on the ground (flaps 5). Normal lift off attitude (flaps 5) is around 8.2 degrees and that gives a tail clearance of 20 inches.

Not too difficult to see how an over zealous rotate could cause a tail strike!

[This message has been edited by Cream Crackered (edited 17 April 2001).]
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 21:26
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Boeingboy......very difficult on your flight sim 2000!!!!
 
Old 17th Apr 2001, 21:39
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i appologise! i was unaware how much bigger the 737 has become lately. i havn't operated a 737 for several years and only then in 200's. i remember them being virtually impossible to tailstrike.
sorry for any incontinance caused.

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Old 17th Apr 2001, 22:36
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Flaps 1 takeoff gets you pretty close on the -300 unless you take it easy (no pun intended).
 
Old 18th Apr 2001, 03:01
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Hey Few Cloudy, what's wrong with my take offs?
 
Old 18th Apr 2001, 04:00
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Had been trying to implement a procedure in my previous company to insist on flap 15 takeoffs in a light 737 - 400, particularily ferry flights and the like.
Althuogh i've not tail struck the aircraft myself, i'm a firm believer of:
'there are those that have and those that will'
Don't be to hasty to point the finger at others misfortunes. Tommorrow you will be the one they're all talking about.
 
Old 18th Apr 2001, 12:05
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Meanwhile did a Ryan 738 have a tailstrike recently?

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Old 18th Apr 2001, 13:16
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I heard that the Dash 8-400 is a leading contender for the Easiest Aircraft to Tailstrike Award.

A little bird tells me that a certain Scandinavian maintenance group calls it the 'Tampon' because every month it's back in.
 
Old 23rd Apr 2001, 14:01
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On Take-Off ,I don't see any problem as long
as you rotate smoothly.
During landing however,I land a -400 as flat
as possible.
Be carefull for tailwinds,heavy weights,and partial flaps(30)when landing a-400 or-800.
 
Old 23rd Apr 2001, 21:49
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According to Ceefax today, an Airtours A321 has been stranded in Funchal since last Wednesday after a tailstrike. Anybody know any more??
 

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