EV-97 TeamEurostar UK Eurostar, G-CFRT
The pilot conducted an approach to Runway 08 at Clench Common. The weather conditions were good, with an 8 kt wind from the east. Following touchdown, which the pilot described as slightly fast, the aircraft bounced and became airborne again. The pilot attempted to “hold off” to allow the aircraft to settle back onto its main landing gear, however the aircraft pitched nose down prior to contacting the ground, causing the nose landing gear to collapse. The aircraft came to rest on the runway and the pilot and his passenger, who were uninjured, were able to vacate the aircraft via the normal exit. The pilot considered that the accident was the result of not applying full power to initiate a go around after the bounce.
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