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Last updated: 10 December 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 16 July 2018
Time:00:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8F2 (WL)
Operator:Flybondi
Registration: LV-HQY
C/n / msn: 34406/1852
First flight: 2006-01-14 (12 years 6 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Cataratas del Iguaz˙-M.C.E. Krause Airport, MI (IGR) (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cataratas del Iguaz˙-M.C.E. Krause Airport, MI (IGR/SARI), Argentina
Destination airport:El Palomar Airport, BA (EPA/SADP), Argentina
Flightnumber:FO5111
Narrative:
A Flybondi Boeing 737-800, suffered a tail scrape accident on takeoff from Cataratas del Iguaz˙ Airport, Argentina.
The aircraft experienced a pronounced pitch up during the takeoff roll, causing the underside of the rear fuselage to strike the runway. The takeoff was aborted and the aircraft taxied back to the stand. There were no personal injuries. The aircraft suffered serious local damage.

The accident investigation agency JIAAC reported that the aircraft was performing flight FO5111 to El Palomar Airport, while the airline earlier reported it was performing FO5433 to Cˇrdoba.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:

Tailstrike

Sources:
» JIAAC


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Distance from Cataratas del Iguaz˙-M.C.E. Krause Airport, MI to El Palomar Airport, BA as the crow flies is 1060 km (662 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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