Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BRSJ, 3 March 2012

Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, G-BRSJ


The pilot took off from Runway 22 with a reported wind of 220° at 15 to 20 kt. He stated that he was not comfortable controlling the aircraft in the gusty conditions and so he elected to land back onto the runway from approximately 30 to 40 ft agl. The landing resulted in the nosewheel collapsing and the aircraft slid to a halt on the runway. Both occupants were uninjured. The pilot attributed the accident to his misjudgement of the landing.

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Published 10 December 2014