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The TUI flight, which was fully booked, took off around 8:30 a.m. on March 9. But shortly after takeoff, the pilot was forced to return to Manchester Airport after the tail of the plane “touched the surface of the runway”.

The “tail slap” incident caused the crew of TOM2384 in Fuerteventura to dump fuel mid-flight, halting the ascent at 10,000 feet.

The Boeing 737-800 blew fuel as it circled the Lake District, landing in Manchester around three-quarters of an hour after its initial departure.

The plane landed safely at the airport.

The passengers of the flight finally returned to their destination seven hours later, in a separate plane.

More than a day later, reports suggested the first plane had remained on the ground.

A spokesperson for the operator attributed the “precautionary return” to a “technical problem”.

They said: “Flight TOM2384 from Manchester to Fuerteventura made a precautionary return landing after encountering a technical problem.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority and everyone was safely disembarked.

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There is an additional cost for an aircraft out of service or on the ground at an airport.

Factors determining whether an aircraft makes contact with the surface when taking off or landing include the weight of the aircraft, the speed at which it is traveling, and wind conditions.

Earlier this year, a plane attempting to land at Heathrow Airport cut through the tarmac as it tried to land, forcing the pilot to make a second attempt to land on the west London runway.

The plane was trying to land in the middle of Storm Corrie.

Passengers and crew on British Airways flight BA1307, from Aberdeen to the capital, were forced to endure a second approach after a failed first landing.

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