Reims Cessna F152, G-BGFX, 21 December 2012

Reims Cessna F152, G-BGFX


The student pilot had flown several dual circuits with his instructor and was now practising solo circuits. On touching down for the fourth time, he felt the nose drop and the propeller struck the ground. The nose landing gear had collapsed and the aircraft veered to the left onto the grass at the side of the runway, coming to rest on its nose and left wingtip. The pilot was “shocked but uninjured”.

Neither the pilot, nor his instructor who had been watching from the control tower, could offer an explanation for the failure.

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Published 10 December 2014