Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias", Corfu, Greece
Bristol International Airport, Bristol, England
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The aircraft and pilots were normally based in Canada but were operating for a six month period over the summer from Bristol Airport as part of a wet-lease agreement. The inexperienced co-pilot had been undergoing a protracted period of line training and had been rostered to fly on four consecutive days with the same line-training captain. They had agreed that should a suitable opportunity present itself, the co-pilot would practise flying the aircraft without the autopilot, autothrust and flight directors being engaged. On the third day the co-pilot flew an ILS approach to Runway 09 at Bristol with the aircraft configured in this condition. At touch down the aircraft bounced and on touching down a second time, the tail contacted the ground.