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Azul E195-E2 Damaged By Tail Strike Landing In Brazil

Last Friday, an Azul Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ-195-E2 suffered a heavy landing while arriving at Caxias do Sul International Airport in Brazil. Following the incident, which led to a tail strike, the aircraft has been grounded. Let’s investigate further. What happened? According to The Aviation Herald, the aircraft involved in this incident was an Embraer ERJ-195-E2 registration PR-PJN. The plane is only 1.88 years old, as it was delivered to Azul on September 24, 2019, according to ch-aviation.… ( More...

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Tail strikes are Not that common. What is common in tail strike incidents is a late flare and stall or near stall after an off profile approach. High and Slow, Low and Slow, don't matter, it's all about slow, high AOA in a late flare. If you over rotate and are too fast, the airplane Won't touch down, it Wants to fly, and they didn't do a miss from what I have gleaned. A "heavy landing" is the obvious follow on.

None of which will be revealed here, I suspect, but the DFDR/CVR already know. They already know which seat did it, but ultimately the Four bar is responsible, and a download of the 'black boxes' would tell if they care about a true account of an Incident report by FAA and ICAO standards.
Careful with those tail feathers! Good grief, you think they grow on trees?

I read that every time there is a tail strike, the plane involved has to be inspected to insure there was no damage to the bulkheads and other substructure of the plane.

There is no such thing as a 'simple' tail strike. That will (hopefully) get a through investigation as to what happened, and why. Unlike a 'go-round', you don't get a 'free' tail strike. Ever...

It's not even 2 years old? I am feeling someone morning the end of their flying career. Oops...


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