AAIB investigation to Cessna 172M Skyhawk, G-BIHI

Bounced landing and nose gear collapse, Fenland Airfield, Lincolnshire, 18 September 2014.

Summary:

The pilot encountered worsening weather after takeoff and decided to curtail her flight. She joined the visual circuit in reducing visibility and flew a closer than normal approach which, combined with a light headwind on final, placed the aircraft higher on the approach than was usual. The pilot considered that a safe landing could still be achieved so continued the approach. The aircraft bounced on touchdown and the nose landing gear subsequently struck the ground prematurely and collapsed.

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Cessna 172M Skyhawk G-BIHI 02-15

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