NTSB Identification: DCA13FA043
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP
Accident occurred Friday, January 25, 2013 in Denver, CO
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS MD11, registration: N618FE
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On 25 January 2013, at approximately 0457 local time, a Boeing MD-11F, registration N618FE, operated by FedEx Express as flight 1420, experienced a tail strike during landing on runway 17 at Denver International Airport. The aircraft taxied normally to the cargo ramp, and an inspection revealed substantial damage to the tail of the airplane. There were no injuries to the 2 flightcrew.

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