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

Nose landing gear collapsed on touchdown, Compton Abbas Airfield, Dorset, 30 May 2016.


The aircraft landed heavily, more than halfway along a dry grass runway, and the nose landing gear assembly collapsed, causing the propeller to strike the ground. The pilot had logged three hours flying in the previous 18 months and had not flown with an instructor during this period.

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Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-NHRH 11-16

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Published 10 November 2016