French Bureau Enquetes-Accident (BEA) reports that a Boeing 737-400, F-GRNZ, operated by EURALAIR experienced a tail strike on July 22, 2001, about 2200 hours local time while landing on runway 08 at Monastir, Tunisia. There were no reported injuries. Weather was CAVOK, wind 110/8, temp. 28C.

The crew heard an unusual sound upon touchdown from a bounced landing. Subsequent crew inspection with a flashlight did not detect any damage. Upon return to CDG, maintenance personnel were redirected to inspect. The maintenance inspection revealed damage to the lower lob skin, tail skid, 15 stringers and 2 fuselage webs.

BEA is assisting the Tunisia DGAC Investigation Board with an investigation.

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