AAIB investigation to Cessna 172S Skyhawk, G-MEGS 16 May 2015
Heavy landing, Perranporth Airfield, Cornwall, 16 May 2015.
The pilot was relatively inexperienced and operating into a cliff-top airfield, with the onshore surface wind at the maximum demonstrated crosswind for the aircraft. A damaging hard landing ensued, though this was not recognised until after the aircraft had returned to its home base.
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Published: 11 February 2016
Date of occurrence: 3 May 2015