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Yakutia Boeing 737 at Neryungri on Dec 11th 2018, rejected takeoff after tailstrike

A Yakutia Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration VP-BVE performing flight R3-4441 from Neryungri to Krasnojarsk (Russia) with 102 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff from Neryungri's runway 26 when the crew rejected takeoff.. ( More...

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30west 2
According to the aricle, an RTO was initiated at about 60 kts after tail contacted the runway surface. Later in the article, the airline reported that the RTO was initiated due to an improper flap setting.

This narrative makes no sense.
Thank you
Jeff K 1
The tail skid did it's job.


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