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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Status:Voorlopig - officieel
Datum:vrijdag 4 juli 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air VIA
Registratie: LZ-MDB
Constructienummer: 3125
Bouwjaar: 2007-04-06 (7 years 3 months)
Motoren: 2 IAE V2527-A5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 149
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 155
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Leipzig Airport (LEJ) (   Duitsland)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgarije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Duitsland
An Airbus A320-232, registered LZ-MDB, sustained substantial damage during a tail strike accident upon landing at Leipzig Airport (LEJ) in Germany. There were no injuries among the 155 occupants.
The plane performed flight 501 from Varna, Bulgaria. The en route and descent part of the flight were uneventful and the flight was cleared for an ILS approach to runway 08R at Leipzig. According to the captain the airplane crossed the runway threshold at a height of 50-60 feet at a speed of 130 knots. The airplane then touched down hard (+1.9 g) and bounced, reaching a height of about 3-4 feet. During the second touchdown, at +1.45 g, the airplane suffered a tailstrike. The first touch down occurred at a speed of 118 knots, the second touchdown at 114 knots.

The aft bulkhead was damaged, necessitating the tail fin to be lifted during repairs. Under repair at Fokker Services (Woensdrecht, The Netherlands).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Status: Investigation ongoing
Duration: 98 days (3 months)
Accident number: BFU AX001-14
Download report: Preliminary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Varna Airport en Leipzig Airport bedraagt 1471 km (919 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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