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A Fokker DR1 experiencing a bit of a hard landing during the “Biplanes and Triplanes” airshow at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA.
Pilot walked away unhurt. Plane probably salvageable. Wooden propeller a complete loss.
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Comments

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 3 years ago

    Great timing, excellent capture Andy!!

  • Lawford
    Lawfordover 3 years ago

    Ouch. Expensive

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettover 3 years ago

    Spot on timing mate, you even managed to capture the moment of impact as the prop hits the ground! Same thing happened at Duxford this year with the same type of aeroplane – very nose heavy arent they.

  • I have the entire sequence here, if you care to take a look …. Not sure how to send a link ….

    http://www.ampmphotos.net/p483108091

    When the page opens, click on the slideshow button in upper right corner

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 3 years ago
    Well timed Andy

    I’ve just been reading that they keep the wooden props on the Hurricane as the prop broke easily in a crash/wheels up landing and didn’t ruin the engine. !!
    Cheers Neil

  • That is an interesting point. Salvaging a relative “inexpensive” wooden prop for a somewhat cumbersome engine overhaul. Makes perfect sense i suppose. Thanks for pointing that out, Neil.

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 3 years ago

    Oops. Nice one Andy. – Ted

  • Bruce Bischoff
    Bruce Bischoffover 3 years ago

    Gotta love that D3 – what a series of shots!

  • JohnGo
    JohnGoover 3 years ago

    “Hello, Honey? Yes, I will be needing you to pick me up from the airshow. No, in the car, please…”

    Hellofa series of captures. Glad he was OK.

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    HOLY ….. CR*P, ANDY!!!!!! What an extraordinary capture!!!!!! AMAZING AMAZING timing on your part!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Glad to read the pilot is okay!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

  • I know right (the holy cr*p part). An airshow first for me to capture a little mishap. Look above at Spencers comment, I posted the entire series of shots on my site. Check it out …

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    What a capture!!!!! So glad pilot was ok…. great catch!!! :)))

  • Thank you Debbie!

    – Andreas Mueller

  • Randy Richards
    Randy Richardsover 3 years ago

    Any landing you can walk away from!

  • No kidding Randy! Got some great in-flight shots as well, with pilot’s scarf blowing in the wind

    – Andreas Mueller

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