AAIB investigation to Skyranger J2.2(3), G-CBXS
Heavy landing and propeller strike, Ince Airfield, Merseyside, 25 January 2015.
The aircraft made an approach to Runway 18 at Ince Airfield, Merseyside, with the wind direction and strength reported to be south-westerly at 11 kt. The pilot reported that the approach was normal until touchdown, when a gust of wind lifted the starboard wing, causing the aircraft to become airborne again with insufficient airspeed. The aircraft then landed heavily on its nosewheel, causing the nose leg to bend backwards and the propeller to strike the ground. The pilot, who was uninjured, vacated the aircraft normally.
Published: 9 April 2015
Date of occurrence: 25 January 2015