Nosewheel collapse on landing, Redhill Airport, Surrey, 19 April 2017.
Following several successful landings with an instructor, the student pilot flew solo circuits to grass Runway 08L. He reported the weather to be fine with nil wind, good visibility and a temperature of 12°C.
During the final landing, G-BOSO bounced and then landed in a level or nose-down attitude. The nosewheel leg collapsed, and the aircraft came to a stop on its nose and starboard wingtip.
The pilot believed that it may have been preferable to initiate a go-around after the initial bounce.
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Published: 14 September 2017
Date of occurrence: 19 April 2017