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Accident description
Last updated: 18 July 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 9 April 2018
Time:21:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic B739 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-9B5
Operator:Korean Air
Registration: HL7725
C/n / msn: 29999/1512
First flight: 2004-05-18 (13 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Osaka-Kansai International Airport (KIX) (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jeju (Cheju) International Airport (CJU/RKPC), South Korea
Destination airport:Osaka-Kansai International Airport (KIX/RJBB), Japan
Flightnumber:KE733
Narrative:
Korean Air Lines' flight KAL/KE 733 from Jeju, South Korea to Osaka/Kansai, Japan, operated by a Boeing 737-9B5, suffered a tail strike accident on runway 06L of Kansai at 21:33 LT, when the flight crew were commencing a go-around due to bouncing. The plane landed safely at the second approach 15 minutes later. No personal injuries were reported.
Scars were found on the rear fuselage with dimensions of 20 cm wide maximum and 150 cm long. The scrape on the runway was 15 meters long.

Classification:
Tailstrike

Sources:
» https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180410-00000039-jij-soci
» https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180410-00050070-yom-soci
» Flightradar24

METAR Weather report:
12:30 UTC / 21:33 local time:
RJBB 091230Z 01003KT 9999 FEW030 BKN045 13/08 Q1020 NOSIG=


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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 Jeju (Cheju) International Airport to Osaka-Kansai International Airport as the crow flies is 808 km (505 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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