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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147662
Last updated: 1 December 2015
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Time:15:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Galair Ltd
Registration: G-BNAJ
C/n / msn: 152-82527
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Runway 20, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Shoreham, West Sussex (EGKA)
A two seater aircraft, a Cessna 152, suffered a nose wheel collapse when it landed on the runway at Shoreham airport just before 3.30 pm on 14 August 2012. The plane has suffered damage to its nose, propeller and undercarriage. The pilot was not injured. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot was carrying out practice circuits at Shoreham Airport; the reported wind was 180º at 6 knots. On the first approach to Runway 20, the pilot stated that he was a “little fast”, and touched down “slightly” hard before bouncing back into the air.

The second and final approach was again fast but on touchdown the nose landing gear collapsed. As it collapsed, the nose wheel and nose wheel leg both separated from the aircraft and the propeller sustained damage as it struck the ground. The lower surface of the aircraft nose also sustained damage as the aircraft slid and veered to the left, stopping at the edge of the paved runway. The pilot was uninjured".

Damage sustained to airframe: Nose wheel assembly, nose, propeller and radio antenna


Revision history:

14-Aug-2012 09:47 gerard57 Added
14-Aug-2012 11:30 bizjets101 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
14-Aug-2012 14:05 Updated [Registration]
16-Aug-2012 11:20 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport]
18-Aug-2012 15:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Sep-2015 03:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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