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.
Cessna 172M Skyhawk G-BIHI 02-15
Published 12 February 2015