Bolkow BO 208C Junior, G-BOKW
Landing at a grass airstrip, the pilot realised there was a pair of white swans grazing by the side of the runway. He applied power and lifted off until past the swans but, descending, the nose of the aircraft struck the ground hard, damaging the nose landing gear. The pilot considers this most likely occurred due to the tailskid contacting the ground with the aircraft in a nose-high attitude.
Bolkow BO 208C Junior, G-BOKW 08-11.pdf (261.45 kb)
Date of occurrence: 7 April 2011