EVA airliner tail strike on landing at Guam Airport

An EVA Air passenger aircraft’s tail made contact with the runway while landing at Guam International Airport this afternoon, August 14.

EVA Air Flight BR20 departed from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport at 8:55 am this morning and landed in Guam at 3:53 pm local time.

However, the tail of the Airbus A321-200 touched the runway upon landing, according to reports.

The 146 passengers and 12 crew were all reported safe. However, the aircraft has been grounded for a thorough inspection. EVA Air said that it will dispatch another aircraft of the same type to pick up passengers for the return flight, BR19, to Taipei tomorrow.

The incident has been reported to the Civil Aeronautics Administration for investigation.

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