Aquila AT01, G-GAEB, 22 July 2011

Aquila AT01, G-GAEB

Summary:

The aircraft bounced twice during landing, damaging the nose gear. The pilot reported that she had omitted to set the propeller pitch to fine and to select carburettor heat to off on finals, which led to a poor recovery from the first bounce. She had undertaken training on a Diamond Twinstar the previous month (for which these two actions are not required) and had low hours on the Aquila, both of which she believed were contributory factors to the accident.

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