Two Alaska Airlines Flights Suffer Tailstrikes on Same Morning Due to Software Bug

  • Two Alaska Airlines flights experienced tailstrikes on the same morning.
  • A tailstrike is an incident in which a plane’s tail strikes the runway, ground, or another stationary object.
  • Tailstrikes usually occur during take off or landing and are usually not considered dangerous.
  • In this case, the tailstrikes were caused by a software bug.


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