CZAW Sportcruiser, G-CFNV, 11 August 2012

CZAW Sportcruiser, G-CFNV


Following an uneventful flight and landing on Runway 11, the aircraft was being taxied to parking via Runway 03. Whilst travelling at a fast walking pace, the lower end of the nose leg fractured, pitching the aircraft onto its nose. The propeller shattered, but the engine continued to run for a brief period before the pilot turned the ignition system off and exited the aircraft.

Examination revealed that the nose leg had fractured at a location that was not readily accessible for inspection. The pilot reported some evidence of pre-existing cracking of the fracture surface. The grass runway surface at the scene of the accident was judged to be relatively smooth and level.

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