AAIB investigation to Cessna 172B Skyhawk, G-ARMR
Nose gear collapse on landing, Sandown Airport, Isle of Wight, 7 June 2015.
The aircraft was landing at Sandown Airport when, just after touching down, it hit a bump and became airborne again. The pilot applied full throttle and elected to go around. The engine then appeared to backfire and so the pilot made the decision to land. The aircraft bounced three or four times and the nose gear collapsed. Both occupants sustained very minor injuries and exited the aircraft without assistance.
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Published: 10 December 2015
Date of occurrence: 7 June 2015