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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232964
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Time:02:38 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Owner/operator:Air India
Registration: VT-PPU
MSN: 4096
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 187
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Pune Airport (PNQ/VAPO) -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pune-Lohegaon Airport (PNQ/VAPO)
Destination airport:Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL/VIDP)
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Air India flight AI852, an Airbus A321-211 suffered a tailstrike during take-off from runway 10 at Pune Airport, India.
During take-off roll while at 120 knots, the crew saw a jeep and a person on the runway, to avoid conflict they did an early rotation.

Probable Cause of the Incident
The cause for tail strike was the presence of a vehicle on the runway, which led to the flight crew having prematurely rotate the aircraft before attaining VR.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB India
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

15-Feb-2020 09:08 Added
15-Feb-2020 09:11 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Feb-2020 09:14 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Feb-2020 21:13 harro Updated [Location]
10-Jul-2021 15:27 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
10-Jul-2021 15:29 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
10-Jul-2021 15:30 harro Updated [Source]

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