Vans RV-8A, G-RVCH, 8 September 2012
Vans RV-8A, G-RVCH
During circuit training to Runway 21 at Cranfield Airport the pilot flared the aircraft slightly higher than normal and on touchdown it bounced and became airborne again briefly. The pilot relaxed backpressure on the control column and the aircraft touched down again, nosewheel first. This caused the nosewheel leg to bend backwards until it was in contact with the runway, and the aircraft stopped on the paved surface after a short ground run. The pilot vacated the aircraft uninjured. Figure 1 shows the damage to the nose landing gear.
Vans RV-8A G-RVCH 01-13.pdf (579.90 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 8 September 2012