AAIB investigation to Jabiru J400, G-REAF

Nose leg collapsed while landing during a training flight, Peterborough (Conington) Airport, Cambridgeshire, 23 February 2018.


After purchasing this homebuilt aircraft, the owner was receiving familiarisation training from an instructor who had little previous experience on type. At approximately 50 ft aal, while making an approach to land, power was reduced and the aircraft pitched nose-down. It landed heavily on the nose landing gear, which collapsed, and the propeller struck the runway.

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Published 12 July 2018