AAIB investigation to Cessna 152, G-BNKS

Bounced landing and nose landing gear collapse, Sleap Airfield, Shropshire, 11 July 2014.


Following a normal glide approach from the downwind leg, the student pilot flared the aircraft slightly late, resulting in an early touchdown and bounced landing. After the second bounce, the aircraft pitched nose down before striking the runway nosewheel first, causing damage to the propeller and nose landing gear.

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Cessna 152 G-BNKS 09-14.pdf (148.38 kb)

Published 10 December 2014