Jet2 plane incident causes tail damage on runway after ‘incorrect’ landing


The Jet2 slide was travelling from Alicante to Leeds Bradford Airport when the do occurred last year.

When attempting to land at the Uk airport, the rump hit the runway, resulting in damage to the aircraft.

An investigation found it landed with the “erroneous pitch position”, causing “significant damage” to parts of the plane.

This allow for damage to the hold, sewage probe and antenna.

The co-pilot of the plane was undertaking to finish his training at the time of the issue.

In the investigation he said he had not slept fabulously and felt under pressure due to the stress of the training.

He worked for Jet2 for two years, with upon a year of being a co-pilot.

His contract with the airline was terminated after the set-to was investigated.

It also confirmed the captain could have intervened to sidestep the incident.

Despite the damage, none of the 238 passengers were harmed on the horizontal and were not made aware of the problem.

It was only raised by cabin party members when they confirmed an odd noise , during landing.

A spokesman for Jet2 told Examiner Survive: “In April 2017, one of our aircraft was involved in an incident when landing at Alicante Airport.

“The aircraft drove to the stand as normal and there were no injuries.

“As is standard procedure, The Spanish Polished Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission have carried out an inquiry, which we have fully co-operated with.”

Jet2 airline recently won win out over travel brand of the year, the first time for the UK airline.

Last year, Scottish architect Karon Grieve was left shocked after booking a flight with Jet2.

Itinerant from the UK to Greece, she paid just £46 for her ticket.

She ended up climb the entire plane to herself, travelling with no other passengers and good the flight crew and pilot.

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