Narrative:Jet2 flight LS271, a Boeing 757-200, suffered a tail strike accident on landing at Alicante Airport in Spain.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Monday 10 April 2017|
|C/n / msn:|| 24016/150|
|First flight:|| 1987-10-08 (29 years 6 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 230|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 238 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Alicante Airport (ALC) ( Spain)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM), United Kingdom|
|Destination airport:||Alicante Airport (ALC/LEAL), Spain|
The aircraft originated from Leeds/Bradford Airport, U.K. at 08:13 UTC (09:13 LT). At 10:38 UTC (12:38 LT), during touchdown on runway 10 at Alicante Airport, the tail struck the runway. The landing was continued and the aircraft taxied to the apron.
METAR Weather report:
10:00 UTC / 12:00 local time: LEAL 101000Z 09006KT 050V150 9999 FEW020 18/10 Q1026 NOSIG
11:00 UTC / 13:00 local time: LEAL 101100Z 09006KT 050V150 9999 FEW020 18/10 Q1026 NOSIG
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leeds/Bradford Airport to Alicante Airport as the crow flies is 1722 km (1076 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.