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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 10 April 2017
Time:12:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-21B
Operator:Jet2
Registration: G-LSAI
C/n / msn: 24016/150
First flight: 1987-10-08 (29 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Alicante Airport (ALC) (   Spain)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM), United Kingdom
Destination airport:Alicante Airport (ALC/LEAL), Spain
Flightnumber:LS271
Narrative:
Jet2 flight LS271, a Boeing 757-200, suffered a tail strike accident on landing at Alicante Airport in Spain.
The aircraft originated from Leeds/Bradford Airport, U.K. at 08:13 UTC (09:13 LT). At 10:38 UTC (12:38 LT), during touchdown on runway 10 at Alicante Airport, the tail struck the runway. The landing was continued and the aircraft taxied to the apron.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIAC
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:
Tailstrike

Sources:
» CIAIAC

METAR Weather report:
10:00 UTC / 12:00 local time:
LEAL 101000Z 09006KT 050V150 9999 FEW020 18/10 Q1026 NOSIG

11:00 UTC / 13:00 local time:
LEAL 101100Z 09006KT 050V150 9999 FEW020 18/10 Q1026 NOSIG


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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 Leeds/Bradford Airport to Alicante Airport as the crow flies is 1722 km (1076 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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