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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66624
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:13-DEC-2008
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
C/n / 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:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC)
Destination airport:Sangster International Airport Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ/MKJS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
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"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422f6a6ed915d13740005e5/Boeing_767-39H__G-OOAN_07-09.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://avherald.com/h?article=41c685e8
4. http://www.smartcockpit.com/safety-ressources/boeing-b767-tailstrike-on-takeoff.html
5. https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/767/26256/C-FGSJ-Cargojet-Airways

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


Images:

Photo of G-OOAN courtesy AirHistory.net


Manchester - International (EGCC / MAN)
28 April 2006; (c) Trevor Thornton

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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