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Air India flight with 180 on-board suffers tail tip at Kozhikode airport; all passengers safe

Air India Express IX 382 from Dammam to Kozhikode flight carrying 180 passengers suffered 'tail tip' at Kozhikode Airport today after its tail touched down the runway during landing.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2019 13:47 IST
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Air India Dammam-Kozhikode bound flight with 180 passengers onboard suffered tail tip at Kerala's Kozhikode airport during landing, reported ANI.

Air India Express IX 382 from Dammam to Kozhikode flight suffered 'tail tip' at Kozhikode Airport today after its tail touched down the runway during landing.

All 180 passengers on board are safe and no damage to aircraft has been reported. Speaking on the incident, an Air India official said, "There was a tail strike on landing. The aircraft has been checked thoroughly and there was no damage. The plane is now being released to operate a flight to Sharjah."

'Tail tip' is when the rear part of a plane touches the surface during landing due to a weight imbalance towards the back of the aircraft. One of the common prevention strategies is to have all the aisle seats filled to give the flight a better centre of gravity and provide the aircraft balance. 

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