Reims Cessna F172N Skyhawk, G-BHMI
The pilot had flown from Woodvale to Caernarfon, where the runway in use was Runway 26. The flight had been normal but the pilot reports that on his first approach at Caernarfon the touchdown was heavy and the aircraft bounced, so he performed a go-around. The second landing was much more satisfactory but the nose leg collapsed, probably from damage incurred in the first touchdown. The pilot considers that a contributory factor in the heavy first touchdown may have been a reversal of wind direction during the final approach.
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