On 9 February 2020, a Qantas Boeing 787-9 was conducting a flight from London Heathrow Airport, Greater London, United Kingdom to Perth Airport, Australia. During rotation, the pilots received a tail strike caution message and returned for landing at London Heathrow Airport.
The United Kingdom Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) is conducting an investigation into this occurrence. As Australia is the State of Registration of the aircraft, the AAIB has requested an Accredited Representative from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) be appointed.
To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The UK AAIB is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this incident.
Any enquiries relating to the investigation should be directed to the AAIB at: www.aaib.gov.uk
|Date:||09 February 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Aircraft manufacturer||The Boeing Company|
|Type of operation||Air Transport High Capacity|
|Damage to aircraft||Minor|
|Departure point||London Heathrow, United Kingdom|