AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-CGHM

Propeller strike following bounced landing at Caernarfon Airport on 18 June 2015.


The student pilot was conducting a solo flight watched by his instructor. The instructor observed that the approach to land was slightly high and fast with the result that the aircraft bounced on touchdown. The pilot did not increase power and the aircraft bounced a second time followed by a third, when a propeller strike occurred. The student opened the throttle and went around, subsequently landing successfully.

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Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-CGHM 09-15

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