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Accident description
Last updated: 16 November 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 15 September 2017
Time:21:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-231 (WL)
Operator:American Airlines
Registration: N137AA
C/n / msn: 6647
First flight: 2015-06-10 (2 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 IAE V2533-A5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) (   Barbados)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI/TBPB), Barbados
Flightnumber:AA2393
Narrative:
American Airlines flight AA2393 sustained substantial damage in a tailstrike accident on landing at Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados. The aircraft, an Airbus A321-231, departed Miami International Airport at 18:42 hours local time (22:42 UTC). The flight touched down on runway 09 at the destination Bridgetown Airport at 21:59 hours local time (01:59 UTC, September 16). During touchdown the tail section struck the runway. The aircraft proceeded normally to the apron.
On September 28 the aircraft was ferried at low altitude (FL100) to Miami and continuing to San Antonio the next day, also at FL100.

Classification:
Tailstrike

Sources:
» BEA

METAR Weather report:
00:00 UTC / 20:00 local time:
TBPB 160000Z 10010KT 9999 FEW018 28/25 Q1013 NOSIG

01:00 UTC / 21:00 local time:
TBPB 160100Z 09011KT 9999 SCT018 28/26 Q1014 NOSIG

02:00 UTC / 22:00 local time:
TBPB 160200Z 09012KT 9999 FEW016 28/26 Q1015 NOSIG


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Bridgetown-Grantley Adams International Airport as the crow flies is 2577 km (1611 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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