Rockwell Commander 112TC, G-BLTK
While returning to land the pilot discovered that the nose gear leg would not extend. He carried out a series of manoeuvres to try and free the nose gear leg, but the nose gear remained retracted. After declaring an emergency the pilot carried out a landing and held the nose of the aircraft off as long as possible until the propeller finally struck the ground and the aircraft came to rest. The fault was attributed to the right nose gear door jamming on its hinge.
Published 10 December 2014