AAIB investigation to Cessna A152 Aerobat, G-BOSO

Nosewheel collapse on landing, Redhill Airport, Surrey, 19 April 2017.

Summary:

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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Cessna A152 Aerobat, G-BOSO 09-17

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Published 14 September 2017