Pegasus XL-R, G-MTAX
The pilot was experienced on light aircraft and had just completed a differences course to convert to flex-wing microlights. Having been cleared to fly solo, the pilot had been continuing his training and was carrying out circuits on Runway 12. The third approach was planned to be a full stop landing. He reported that the weather conditions were deteriorating, with strong thermals, and a south-easterly wind gusting between 8 and 10 kt. During the flare the aircraft ‘ballooned’ and then landed heavily on the nosewheel, which collapsed, causing the aircraft to turn over.
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