Reims Cessna F152, G-BKGW
The pilot had been checked out for his first solo flight earlier in the day and subsequently completed the solo flight and a solo navigation exercise without incident. After a break for lunch he undertook a further solo navigation exercise. On returning to the airfield, the aircraft landed heavily, damaging the nose gear leg, the propeller and the engine. The pilot believed that he may have flared too early; the landing was not seen by the instructor.
Published 10 December 2014