Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary DCA21LA210

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Aircraft #1




The airplane experienced a tailstrike during a go-around at Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX). The aircraft was substantially damaged, and there were no injuries. The operator and flight crew reported the flight to KPHX was normal. While on approach the crew noted some virga in the area and a wind shift. The crew reported the touchdown appeared normal and the spoilers began deploying. The pilot flying began to apply thrust reversers, and the crew noted the nose pitch up. The flight crew executed a go-around and returned for an uneventful landing. Post-flight inspection revealed damage to the lower aft fuselage. Maintenance examination revealed damage to the aft pressure bulkhead.

Probable Cause and Findings

The flight crew’s incorrect pitch attitude during go-around.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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