WWII Fw 190’s brake fails during landing at Omaka Aerodrome

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.

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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.

The Focke Wulf Fw 190 sustained minor damage and the pilot got out without injuries. (Credits: Colin Hunter)
The Focke Wulf Fw 190 sustained minor damage and the pilot got out without injuries. (Credits: Colin Hunter)
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