Oliver set the aircraft down at 90 knots, hitting the tailskid
, main-landing gear and finally the nose; this jarred loose the collective.
His chute opened but caught on the tailskid
of the plane.
The Boeing 737-800's tailskid
, a gear to protect the body of planes from scraping, was damaged.
Approved to carry up to 220 passengers in a single-class configuration, the type features an extra pair of exit doors, a flat aft-pressure bulkhead that increases volume, a two-position tailskid
, strengthened wings to accommodate the 13,500-lb.
According to Boeing, the 737 derivative incorporates an extra pair of exit doors to increase the maximum passenger capacity, a flat aft-pressure bulkhead to increase interior volume, a two-position tailskid
for improved take-off and landing capability, and wing strengthening changes to accommodate the 13,500 pound maximum take-off weight increase.
For instance, the Mi-8MTV/-17V Hip H can be fitted with ASO-2V flare dispensers under tailboom forward of the tailskid
assembly initially, later triple racks (total of 192 flares) on sides of center fuselage.