Feb 092018

A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane operated by the low-cost airline Ryanair, made a request to return to Bucharest Airport after it hit the runway with the tail during the take-off procedure, informs Aeronews.ro on social networks.

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Ryanair flight experiences tailstrike at Bucharest airport (pic: Aeronews.ro / Facebook)

The plane, which was heading for the Irish capital of Doublin, dumped the fuel before touching down again at Henri Coanda International Airport.

According to updated information, the aircraft in question landed safely on runway 26L of the Romanian airport.

“PAN-PAN / #Boeing 737-800 #Ryanair (EI-EBA) is now burning fuel in order to return to Bucharest. According to sources, the aircraft suffered a tailstrike at take-off and hit some lights. Currently the pilots are able to fly the aircraft and will return soon to OTP (Florin Daniel Anghel).

UPDATE / The airplane landed safely on runway 26L. A spokesperson from the airport said there seems to be no damage to the runway or lights, but they will investigate further in the morning. #FR7347 #lowcost”, Aeronews wrote on Facebook.