- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 10 September 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 18 June 2015
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
- Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd
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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Published: 10 September 2015
Date of occurrence: 18 June 2015