AAIB investigation to Cessna 195, N3458V

Aircraft became inverted after unintentional application of the brakes during a bounced landing, Devon, 23 April 2017.


The pilot had flown three circuits in the aircraft when, during the third landing, the aircraft bounced on touchdown which caused the pilot’s feet to “lift up” the rudder pedals and operate the brakes. The pilot was prevented from arresting the descent or removing his feet from the brakes because, as the aircraft was only fitted with lap strap restraints, his upper body had been thrown forward during the bounce. Immediately after touchdown the aircraft pitched forward onto its nose and became inverted before coming to a stop. The pilot was able to leave the aircraft without assistance.

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Published 14 September 2017