An Air Canada Boeing 777-300ER suffered a tail strike while landing at Hong Kong International in 2018 due to pilot induced oscillations and a high rate of descent, an investigation by the city's Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA) has concluded.
The widebody, C-FITW (c/n 35298) was operating as AC15 between Toronto/Pearson and the Asian city on December 11, 2018, with four flight crew, 13 cabin crew and 376 passengers on board.
The crew consisted of a captain, two first officers (FO), of which one was assigned as an augment pilot and a cruise relief pilot. One of the FOs became pilot flying (PF) from the top of descent.
They had recently qualified on the 777 following an eight-week type conversion course from the narrowbody Embraer E190. The individual had completed the fully simulator-based course on December 6, 2018.