Pelican PL microlight, G-MPAC, 12 May 2006

Pelican PL microlight G-MPAC


The pilot reports that, on commencing his final approach to Clipgate during the return leg of a flight to Headcorn, he saw another aircraft on the runway. After returning to the circuit and making a second approach to land, at 60 mph with full flap selected, he flared the aircraft a little high causing it to bounce on touchdown. Instead of maintaining the aircraft’s attitude during the bounce, he believes that he must have relaxed the control column, allowing the aircraft to adopt a slightly nose down attitude; the nose wheel collapsed during the subsequent touchdown. After skidding to a halt, the pilot turned off the fuel and master switch and vacated the aircraft unhurt.

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