Air India Express Boeing 737 overshoots runway, another company Boeing 737 suffers tail strike during landing

By Konstantin von Wedelstaedt - http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-India-Express/Boeing-737-8HG/1348640/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10396380


On 30 June, an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 (VT-AYA) operated flight IX384 between Dubai, U.A.E. and Mangalore, India. During landing, however, the aircraft overshot the runway. There were no injuries among the 183 passengers and crew members.

One day later, on 1 July, the airline suffered another mishap: a Boeing 737-800 (VT-AXM) was operating flight IX382 between Dammam King Fahd Airport, Saudi Arabia and Kozhikode Calicut Airport, India with 180 passengers on board when – during landing – the tail of the aircraft struck the runway.

There was a tail strike on landing,” an Air India Express spokesman said, “the aircraft has been checked thoroughly and there was no damage. The plane is now being released to operate a flight to Sharjah.”

Featured image by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt – http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-India-Express/Boeing-737-8HG/1348640/L/, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10396380

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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