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Last updated: 18 November 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 5 febrero 2012
Hora:09:03
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-211
Operador:All Nippon Airways - ANA
Registración: JA8384
Numéro de série: 151
Año de Construcción: 1990-12-21 (21 years 2 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:43423
Motores: 2 CFMI CFM56-5A1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 160
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 166
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Ubicación:Sendai Airport (SDJ) (   Japón)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Osaka-Itami Airport (ITM/RJOO), Japón
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sendai Airport (SDJ/RJSS), Japón
Número de Vuelo: 731
Descripción:
An Airbus A320-211 sustained substantial damage in a tail strike accident at Sendai Airport (SDJ/RJSS), Japan. ANA Flight NH731, had departed Osaka-Itami International Airport (ITM/RJOO) on a domestic service to Sendai. The captain was Pilot Flying.
The en route part of the flight was uneventful and the weather at Sendai was fine. At 09:00 the flight was cleared to land on runway 27. Wind was reported from 160 degrees at 2 knots.
At 09:03:04 the aircraft passed the runway threshold at a height of 50 feet and the captain felt the airplane floated. The right hand main landing gear touched down softly at 09:03:14. Four seconds later the captain pulled the reverse levers. Almost at the same time, he felt some vibrations from the airframe like stall buffeting and thought that it was not a normal landing. Determining that the aircraft was still in the air, the captain decided to go around, shifting the thrust levers to TO/GA positions. The nose was raised sharply, reaching +12.7 degrees. The tail struck the runway, causing a 40 cm * 3 m gash and a distorted rear bulkhead. The airplane circled and landed safely at 09:27. There were no injuries among the 166 passengers and crew.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In this accident, it is highly probable that when the Aircraft rejected the landing after touching Runway 27, its nose was raised sharply, causing the lower part of the rear fuselage to contact with the runway and be damaged.
It is highly probable that the substantial pitch-up moment caused the quick Aircraft nose-up with the following reasons: The captain decided to reject the landing under the circumstance where he could not recognize the touchdown of main landing gears due to the soft landing;
Balanced pitching moment was disrupted by the captain’s nose-up elevator input as his go-around was initiated from the full-aft sidestick position."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: AA2013-7
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» JTSB
» Japan Today


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Osaka-Itami Airport to Sendai Airport as the crow flies is 611 km (382 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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