Saab-Scania SF340B, G-LGNE
The aircraft touched down on Runway 24 at Benbecula Airport and, despite the control column being moved forward, the aircraft nose could not be lowered. The underside of the rear fuselage contacted the runway surface and as the groundspeed reduced to approximately 40 kt, the aircraft nose pitched down, the nose wheel lowered onto the runway and nosewheel steering became available. The loading of the aircraft had not been in accordance with the planned load sheet and the aircraft’s CG position was outside the aft limit for landing.
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