Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-DIAT
The aircraft was being landed by a student pilot at the end of a solo navigation exercise. The aircraft ‘ballooned’ in the flare and was seen to oscillate in pitch, bouncing two or three times. The nosewheel detached from the aircraft, which came to a stop on the runway. The student pilot was uninjured.
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, G-DIAT 12-13.pdf (199.54 kb)
Date of occurrence: 30 August 2013