Saudia Cargo Boeing 747 suffers tailstrike during take-off Dammam Airport, Saudi Arabia

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On 1 February, a Saudia Cargo Boeing 747-400 (TC-MCT) operated flight SV919 between Dammam King Fahd Airport, Saudi Arabia and Zaragoza, Spain. During take-off, however, the aircraft scraped its tail along the runway. 

The aircraft leveled off at 7,000 feet and entered into a holding pattern west of the airport. After determination that the damage was serious, the pilots climbed to 18,000 feet and decided to divert to Jeddah Airport. Following pictures appeared on social media.

Source: ACT B744 at Dammam and Jeddah on Feb 1st 2020, tail strike on departure (Avherald.com)

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  2. The saudia 744 tail hit can not be
    Cause of cargo shift however the cargo
    Holds must have been inspected for
    Suspected shift due to pallet lock
    Failure… or failure to lock pallets
    From ramp crew .

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