- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 12 February 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 18 September 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Cessna 172M Skyhawk
- Fenland Airfield, Lincolnshire
Bounced landing and nose gear collapse, Fenland Airfield, Lincolnshire, 18 September 2014.
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.
Published: 12 February 2015
Date of occurrence: 18 September 2014