AAIB investigation to Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, G-HOCK

Nose gear collapse after hard landing, Isle of Wight Sandown Airport, 30 June 2017.


Just as the aircraft touched down, the pilot was distracted by something hitting the windshield causing him to momentarily pull back on the control wheel. The aircraft briefly became airborne before landing hard and bouncing several times. On the final bounce the nose gear collapsed and the propeller made contact with the ground. The pilot exited the aircraft unaided.

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Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, G-HOCK 09-17

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Published 14 September 2017