Investigation after plane suffers 'tail strike' at Jersey Airport

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AN investigation has been launched after a Blue Islands plane was damaged during a landing at the Airport.

The tail of SI-659/BE-6391 arriving from Southampton 'contacted' the runway while landing at about 8.15 pm on 28 March.

A report published by the Aviation Herald says the aircraft 'rolled out without further incident' but received minor damage.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch reported the tail bumper was scraped as a result of the incident, which has been rated as 'serious' and is 'being investigated'.

In a statement it said: 'The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating a tail strike incident that happened at Jersey Airport on 26 March. A report will be published as part of one of our monthly bulletins.'

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