Cessna A152 Aerobat, G-BRCD
The aircraft landed normally from a steeper than usual approach. During the landing roll the aircraft hit a bump and bounced twice, landing heavily. The nose wheel detached from the nose leg, causing the leg to dig into the grass surface. The aircraft pitched forward and came to rest upside down. Neither of the two occupants was seriously injured and both were able to vacate the aircraft. A fatigue fracture in the nose gear leg was considered a possible cause of the nose wheel detaching from the aircraft.
Published 10 December 2014