Cessna 150M, G-BSYV, 8 April 2011
Cessna 150M, G-BSYV
Following an uneventful local flight the pilot joined the circuit at Fenland Airfield to land on Runway 26. The wind was calm with good visibility. At touchdown, the aircraft landed heavily on the nosewheel and then bounced back into the air, after which the pilot decided to go around. On the second attempt to land, the nose landing gear collapsed at touchdown causing the propeller to strike the ground. The aircraft then veered to the right before coming to a rest. The pilot considered that the heavy landing and subsequent bounce was due to flaring the aircraft too early.
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Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 8 April 2011