Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1841 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 27543 times:
Quoting Crosswind (Reply 7): Far from the worst tail strike I've ever seen, the Airtours 757 that had a tailstrike off-runway during a Go-Around at Puerto Plata in 1998 always sticks in my mind as a bad one...
Arghhh !! That one deserves more the "Tail Crash" category....
eicvd From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2106 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 19288 times:
Quoting sw733 (Reply 10): Ah no worries mate, I have flown MA more times than I can count and they're a fine airline.
Im not worried at all, my comment was on the sarcastic side I know MA are a safe airline & that accidents like that can happen to any carrier. Im more looking forward to my flight to BUD than I am my next FR flight
Dublin, where Sam Maguire will be coming home to in mid September
That is well above 'normal' which is usually around 2.0G to 2.2G, unless the pilot greases it onto the runway. This one, and the B-757 picture look like they lost a lot of airspeed in the flair, and the nose popped up on them, thus the tail strikes. I though the tail strike wheel was an option in the B-738, but standard on the B-739. The B-752 had to get her nose really high, or rap[idly riasing terraine to strike its tail.