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A Jeju Air Boeing 737’s wingtip strikes Runway on landing attempt

A Jeju Air Boeing 737-800, registration HL8322 was performing flight 7C-264 from Seoul Gimpo to Pusan, South Korea with 138 passengers on board when the aircraft wingtip was damaged after it striked the runway during landing attempt.

The aircraft during landing at runway 36L, the left wing tip made contact due to an unexpected high roll just before touchdown. The flight crew initiated a go-around and positioned back for another landing without any further incident.

However, the aircraft continued for a return flight with 158 passengers on board as the flight crew nor the engineers found any damages during pre-flight inspection for the next departing flight on the same aircraft.

The winglet damage was only discovered after the Boeing 737 landed back in Seoul. South Korean Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board, ARAIB has opened an investigation into the incident.



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