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.

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Ikarus C42 FB80 G-DCDO 10-14.pdf

Published 10 December 2014