A pilot has walked away from a classic World War II aircraft, a Focke Wulf Fw 190, after one of its brakes failed during a landing at Omaka Aerodrome in Blenheim.
The Focke Wulf Fw 190, piloted by Frank Parker from Auckland, was taking part in a practice session for this weekend’s Classic Fighters Airshow when the accident happened.
Frank Parker was landing the German WWII fighter on a grass runway when one of the wheel brakes failed and the aircraft was thrown into a violent ground loop.
Frank Parker was able to climb out without injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage in the mishap, but is said to be repairable.