AAIB investigation to Ikarus C42 FB80, G-DCDO
Damaged nose gear from bounced landing at Dunkeswell Airport on 2 July 2014.
The aircraft was on final approach when the pilot realised that the runway had a considerably displaced threshold. He applied power to adopt a shallower glidepath in order to land in the correct area but misjudged the subsequent touchdown, which was heavy and caused the aircraft to bounce. After a go-around and further landing, the pilot found that the nosewheel tyre had deflated and the landing gear leg had been damaged.
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 2 July 2014