Grumman AA-5B Tiger, G-BFXW
The aircraft was on the approach to Runway 22 at Cromer, with full flaps and an airspeed of 65 kt. The wind was 270°/10 kt. The aircraft had just crossed over a railway line, located 125m from the displaced threshold, when it descended rapidly, hitting the ground in a nose-up attitude. It bounced forward onto the nose, striking the propeller and collapsing the nose landing gear. The pilot reported that there was no time to apply power and he did not recall hearing the stall warning. The aircraft came to rest just before the displaced threshold. The pilot considered that the aircraft may have been affected by turbulence from a passing train.
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