Quik GT450, G-CEKG
A solo student pilot was attempting to land a microlight aircraft in good weather, but with an 8 kt breeze across the runway. Prior to touchdown the pilot successfully corrected a drift to the left, but the aircraft then sank heavily and hit the runway hard, bouncing before again settling heavily onto the ground. This caused the nosewheel tyre to burst and the nose gear to buckle and collapse into the pod. The pilot considers that insufficient airspeed resulted in the aircraft stalling onto the ground.
Quik GT450, G-CEKG 11-08.pdf (235.80 kb)
Date of occurrence: 3 August 2008