The aircraft took off from Tullamore at 12.35 hours. The pilot noted that the flaps were slow to operate and that the main undercarriage did not appear to retract. At 12.50 he landed at Abbeyshrule Airfield. During the landing roll the aircraft pitched down, the nose undercarriage collapsed and the propeller struck the runway surface. The aircraft came to a halt further down the runway. The pilot exited the aircraft in the normal way and there were no injuries.