The aircraft bounced on touchdown due to insufficient landing flare being applied. In an attempt to cushion the second touchdown the co-pilot, who was the handling pilot, over pitched the aircraft, resulting in the tail bumper making contact with the runway surface. The co-pilot was relatively inexperienced and could not recall ever having received formal instruction in recovery techniques for bounced landings.
ATR72-202, G-BWDA 03-07.pdf (328.04 kb)
Published 10 December 2014