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FW-190 Suffers Landing Mishap in New Zealand – No Injuries Reported

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FW-190 Crash Landing in New Zealand - Credit: SNPA
FW-190 Crash Landing in New Zealand – Credit: SNPA

No one was injured when a Focke Wulf FW-190 had a landing incident in New Zealand today. Pilot 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. The flight was in preparation for the Classic Fighters Airshow this weekend at the Omaka Aerodrome in Blenheim. Spectators rushed to the aircraft but Mr. Parker was able to climb out with no injuries. The aircraft sustained significant damage in the mishap, but is said to be repairable.