Cessna 152, G-BNAJ, 14 August 2012

Cessna 152, G-BNAJ

Summary:

The pilot was carrying out practice circuits at Shoreham Airport; the reported wind was 180º at 6 kt. On the first approach to Runway 20, the pilot stated that he was a “little fast”, and touched down “slightly” hard before bouncing back into the air. The second and final approach was again fast but on touchdown the nose landing gear collapsed. As it collapsed, the nosewheel and nose wheel leg both separated from the aircraft and the propeller sustained damage as it struck the ground. The lower surface of the aircraft nose also sustained damage as the aircraft slid and veered to the left, stopping at the edge of the paved runway. The pilot was uninjured.

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