AAIB investigation to Vans RV-7A, G-ELVN

Nose landing gear collapsed on landing, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, 12 August 2017.


The aircraft landed heavily on the nose landing gear which collapsed, the propeller struck the ground and the aircraft slid to a halt in a tail-high attitude, resting on its lower engine cowling and left wingtip. The pilot stated that he was not familiar with the aerodrome’s grass landing surface and found it difficult to judge his height above the runway while landing.

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Vans RV-7A, G-ELVN 11-17

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Published 9 November 2017