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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Friday 23 June 2017
Time:13:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211 (WL)
Operator:Delta Air Lines
Registration: N315DN
C/n / msn: 7436
First flight: 2016-11-29 (7 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B3/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Destination airport:Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA (ATL/KATL), United States of America
Flightnumber:DL800
Narrative:
Delta Airlines flight DL800 from Boston-Logan International Airport, sustained substantial damage in a tail strike during landing at Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport.
The accident happened during landing on runway 26R. The aircraft taxied to the gate normally.

Classification:
Tailstrike

Sources:
» NTSB
» Flightradar24

METAR Weather report:
16:52 UTC / 12:52 local time:
KATL 231652Z 24011G21KT 10SM SCT035 SCT100 BKN150 BKN250 29/21 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP150 T02940211

17:52 UTC / 13:52 local time:
KATL 231752Z 19019G24KT 10SM FEW040 SCT090 BKN250 29/21 A2999 RMK AO2 SLP143 T02940206 10300 20233 58014


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Distance from Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to Atlanta-William B. Hartsfield International Airport, GA as the crow flies is 1511 km (944 miles).

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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