Nosewheel collapse, Kemble, 24 June 2014.
As the aircraft slowed after landing on a grass runway the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft was manufactured with a plastic component in the mechanism which keeps the nose gear locked down. This component was discovered not to be strong enough and in 1984 the manufacturer recommended replacing it with a new, all metal, component. No record was found of the new component having been fitted to the aircraft.
Published: 16 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 24 June 2014