AAIB investigation to Cessna F150L G-BABC

Nose leg detached during heavy landing, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire, 14 November 2017.


A high rate of descent developed when landing with flaps set to 30º and, despite intervention from the instructor, the aircraft struck the ground in a nose-down attitude. The nose leg detached and the propeller sustained damaged, but the aircraft bounced and landed heavily on its mainwheels before coming to rest in a nose-down attitude.

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Cessna F150L, G-BABC 02-18

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Published 8 February 2018