Wheel of plane sheared off after bouncing down Powys runway

The Air Accident Investigation Branch has released a report on an incident which took place at Welshpool Airport earlier this year.

On March 29 a light aircraft came into difficulties when landing at the airport.

The pilot was flying a Cessna 152 – “an American two-seat, fixed-tricycle-gear, general aviation airplane, used primarily for flight training and personal use.”


According to the report by the Air Accident investigation branch the plane had an unusual landing in which “the aircraft bounced” pushing it back up into the air.

However, in a heart stopping moment for the pilot “on the subsequent touchdown the nose landing gear broke off” – meaning there was no front wheel on the plane

This unbalanced the plane and according to investigators at the Air Accidents investigation Branch “the aircraft tipped forward” as a result of this “the propeller struck the runway”.

Llandrindod Wells & Rhayader