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747 Suffers Tail Strike, Significant Damage
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:51:36 AM »
"An ACT Airlines (aka MyCargo Airlines) Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Saudia Arabian Airlines, registration TC-MCT performing flight SV-919 from Dammam (Saudi Arabia) to Zaragoza,SP (Spain), struck its tail onto the runway during departure from Dammam's runway 16R at 02:43L (23:43Z). The crew stopped the climb initially at 7000 feet, later climbed to FL100 and subsequently decided to divert to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The aircraft climbed to FL150 and further to FL180 for the flight to Jeddah and landed in Jeddah without further incident about 2:50 hours after departure.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Jeddah about 21.5 hours after landing."


Detailed photos in the article.