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Hard landing

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Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


An Airbus A320, with 150 people on board, landed hard while on its approach, it then bounced and touched down again about 300 metres down the runway. At this moment passengers reported a loud noise as the tail made contact with the runway surface. The aircraft rolled out without any further problems but after checks by the maintainance personnel, serious damage to the tail was found. There was a 65cm scrape close to the tail section of the plane and the APU received minor damage. The plane will be out of service for a few weeks for repairs.