Incident Boeing 767-39HER G-OOAN, 13 Dec 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66624
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Time:10:17 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 767-39HER
Owner/operator:First Choice Airways
Registration: G-OOAN
MSN: 26256/484
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 265
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Manchester Airport, Ringway, Manchester -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Manchester International Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Sangster International Airport Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ/MKJS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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 knots due to a "sluggish" 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 tail strike 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.

The zero fuel weight (ZFW) had been incorrectly entered into the operator's Computer Take Off Programme (CTOP) instead of the takeoff weight (TOW). This generated significantly slower takeoff speeds than required for the actual weight of the aircraft.

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Thin layer of paint scraped from tailskid"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

25-Jul-2009 12:39 harro Added
12-Dec-2014 11:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Dec-2014 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-Oct-2016 22:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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