ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66624
Last updated: 6 December 2013
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Narrative:The aircraft was scheduled to fly from Manchester Airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica. During the takeoff roll, the V1 call was delayed by the commander, who was the pilot not flying, by about 10-15 kt due to a u201Csluggishu201D acceleration, as he thought the aircraft might be heavier than calculated. During the rotation the TAILSKID message illuminated momentarily indicating that the aircraft had suffered a tailstrike during the takeoff. The commander applied full power and shortly afterwards the stick shaker activated briefly. The aircraft continued to climb away and accelerate before the flaps were retracted and the after-takeoff check list completed. The Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) was subsequently actioned, fuel dumped and the aircraft returned to Manchester for an overweight landing without further incident.
|Owner/operator:||First Choice Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 26256/484|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 265|
|Airplane damage:|| Minor|
|Location:||Manchester Airport (MAN) -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Manchester Airport (MAN)|
|Destination airport:||Montego Bay, Jamaica|
The zero fuel weight (ZFW) had been incorrectly entered into the operator's Computer Take Off Programme1 (CTOP) instead of the takeoff weight (TOW). This generated significantly slower takeoff speeds than required for the actual weight of the aircraft.
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