Porter Q400 Tail Scrape

May 26/13-Porter Airlines flight 689, a de Havilland DHC-8-400 aircraft (C-GLQO), was on a visual short final approach to Sault Ste. Marie’s Airport (CYAM) Runway 30 when power was reduced to correct the descent profile. The aircraft’s descent rate quickly increased and was not arrested with power application. The aircraft landed hard and during the landing flair the pitch angle increased such that the tail of the aircraft contacted the runway surface. There was significant damage to the aircraft skin and structure where it contacted the ground. The aircraft taxied to the gate without further incident. There were no reported injuries.