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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:45 am    Post subject: Preventing Tailstrike at Landing Reply with quote

Arrow Preventing Tailstrike at Landing

A tailstrike occurs when the tail of an aircraft touches the runway during takeoff or landing. Tailstrike at landing often occurs on the second touchdown, following a bounce. It is often associated with a hard landing. It can occur with any type of aircraft, although tailstrikes occur more often with long aircraft, because tailstrike occurrence is directly related to pitch attitude versus aircraft geometry, and the status of main landing gear extension.

Tailstrikes can result in significant structural damage to the aircraft and, therefore, may jeopardize the safety of the flight and lead to considerable maintenance action. About 25% of reported tailstrikes occur at takeoff, and 65% at landing.
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