Created Thursday, May 12th 2022 18:51Z, last updated Wednesday, May 18th 2022 16:15Z
A Blue Air Boeing 737-800, registration YR-BMM performing flight 0B-143 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Naples (Italy), landed on Naples' runway 24 at 16:03L (14:03Z) but touched down hard. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron.

The aircraft is still on the ground in Naples 6 days later (May 12th 2022).

Italy's ANSV reported they rated the occurrence an accident, the aircraft sustained substantial structural damage to the rear on the hard landing. An investigation has been opened, the flight data recorders have been acquired.

On May 18th 2022 The Aviation Herald received information, that the aircraft touched down at 120 KIAS (Vref 137 KIAS), 1200 fpm sinkrate and about 8.9 degrees nose up attitude experiencing +3.83G vertical acceleration also resulting in a tail strike, just at touch down a GPWS wind shear warning activated (but is assumed to have been erroneous due to the severe hard touch down. While the flight crew was aware of the hard landing, the tail strike was only discovered at the gate. Preliminary investigation results suggest, that the aircraft - after the autopilot was disconnected at 1500 feet AGL - descended below the glide path starting below 200 feet AGL, a GPWS glideslope warning occurred, the vertical path was corrected however without adding thrust causing a low energy state of the aircraft.

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