Reims Cessna F152, G-BIUM
Having flown one touch-and-go landing on grass Runway 24, the pilot positioned the aircraft for a second landing. He recalled that the approach had appeared normal, but as he flared the aircraft to land it suddenly lost height and touched down heavily on the runway. The aircraft then bounced twice before tipping forward until it came to rest inverted. The pilot was uninjured and vacated the aircraft unaided through the right window.
The pilot stated that he had inspected the aircraft several days after the accident and noted that the cockpit flap selector switch and the flaps, which are electrically powered, were in the fully up position. The pilot considered that when configuring the aircraft to land he had inadvertently selected the flaps up.
Reims Cessna F152 G-BIUM 06-12.pdf (225.41 kb)
Date of occurrence: 21 March 2012