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Last updated: 18 May 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 13 August 2018
Time:04:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A21N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-271N
Operator:Hawaiian Airlines
Registration: N204HA
C/n / msn: 7959
First flight: 2017-12-11 (8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW1133G
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 197
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG), United States of America
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), United States of America
Flightnumber:HA56
Narrative:
An Airbus A321, N204HA, operated by Hawaiian Airlines as flight 56 from Kahului Airport, Hawaii, USA (OGG) to Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA (LAX), had a tail strike upon landing on runway 6R at LAX.
The ILS approach to runway 6R was stable. At approximately 1,500 feet, the crew received a GPWS Fail ECAM message. They performed the ECAM actions, which required them to turn off the GPWS. They did not receive the standard altitude call-outs, such as 50, 40, 30, etc. Because the flying pilot was expecting the call outs and did not receive them, he was late to flare and they struck the runway firmly. They proceeded to bounce and the pitch attitude increased. The flying pilot then lowered the nose and they continued the landing without further incident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA18CA283

Classification:
Tailstrike
Runway mishap

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Kahului Airport, HI to Los Angeles International Airport, CA as the crow flies is 3972 km (2482 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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