Nosewheel collapsed after heavy landing at Stapleford Aerodrome on 14 January 2014.
The student pilot had undertaken several touch-and-go landings with his instructor before being sent to practise them solo. On his second approach, he flared the aircraft too high and it stalled several feet above the runway. The ensuing very heavy landing buckled the nose landing gear and mounting structure, causing the propeller to strike the ground. The student pilot, who was uninjured, believed that a lapse of concentration or a sudden lack of confidence may have been responsible for the accident.
Cessna 152 G-BYMH 07-14.pdf (132.70 kb)