Reims Cessna F152, G-BTFC, 27 July 2006



The aircraft bounced on its main wheels on landing and in the subsequent ground roll the nosegear leg folded back under the fuselage and the propeller was damaged. There were no significant injuries to the two occupants. The pilot considered that, with hindsight, he should have commenced a go-around after the first bounce on the mainwheels. He considered the need for a steep approach, the short runway length, the lack of significant headwind and the downhill slope at the start of the runway as contributory factors.

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Published 10 December 2014