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Last updated: 16 July 2020
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 15 May 1996
Time:13:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-622R
Operator:Japan Air System
Registration: JA8377
C/n / msn: 621
First flight: 1991-10-02 (4 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:7568
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4158
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 141
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 150
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kumamoto Airport (KMJ/RJFT), Japan
Destination airport:Tokyo-Haneda Airport (HND/RJTT), Japan
Flightnumber:354
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a tailstrike on landing on runway 22 at Tokyo-Haneda Airport, Japan.

Probable Cause:

The aircraft ballooned after landing and then a large elevator operation was performed to raise the nose and the ground spoiler was fully deployed. The tail thenn struck the runway.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: JTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: 98-3
Download report: Final report

Classification:
Tailstrike
Runway mishap

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Distance from Kumamoto Airport to Tokyo-Haneda Airport as the crow flies is 868 km (543 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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