Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BRPL
The aircraft was attempting to land after a training flight aborted due to unsuitable weather. As the aircraft was about to touchdown it was subject to a gust of wind blowing it sideways across the runway. The instructor, who was the handling pilot, attempted to go around, but on applying full power the nose gear struck the runway and collapsed. The propeller then also struck the runway before the aircraft came to a halt with neither pilot receiving any injuries. The crosswind at the time of landing was reported as 15 kt gusting up to 27 kt. The aircraft has a maximum demonstrated cross wind capability of 17 kt.
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-BRPL 9-05.pdf (169.54 kb)