What happens when airline pilots are too eager to get airborne   2 comments


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In aviation, a tailstrike is an event in which the rear empennage of an aircraft strikes the runway. This can happen during takeoff of a fixed-wing aircraft if the pilot pulls up too rapidly, leading to the rear end of the fuselage touching the runway. It can also occur during landing if the pilot raises the nose too aggressively. This is often the result of an attempt to land nearer to the runway threshold.

Tailstrike incidents are rarely dangerous in themselves but the aircraft must be thoroughly inspected and repairs may be difficult and expensive if the pressure hull is involved. Inadequate inspections and improper repairs to damaged airframes after a tailstrike have been known to cause catastrophic structural failure long after the tailstrike incident following multiple pressurization cycles .

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Military is not exempt from the phenomena

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Posted October 2, 2016 by markosun in Aviation

2 responses to “What happens when airline pilots are too eager to get airborne

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  1. Is it possible to put a shock absorber and some kind of wheel there? Do they have any computerized warning and prevention software? I suppose it is such a critical and fleeting moment that they have at lift off? Does this stress the fuselage?

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