Fokker plane crashThis misfortunate pilot must have thought “Oh Fokke” when he landed his vintage tri-plane on its NOSE.

The man had been flying the famous Fokker Dreidecker aircraft at the Flying Legends airshow at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambs on Sunday (July 10).

But when he landed the WW1 fighter aircraft a sudden gust of wind blew it on its nose.

Plane spotter Philip Tyler, who captured the embarrassing moment on camera, said: “The Dreidecker did a display to show the sort of fighting that would have taken place during a typical dog-fight in the First World War.

“The plane has triple wings so develops a lot of lift and appears to float in the air when it is flying, which allows for some impressive manoeuvres in the air.

“But all that lift has a downside when coming into land as the slightest breeze can play havoc.

“On this occasion the plane landed when it must have caught a breeze which was just enough to unbalance it.”

A number of people went to help the poor pilot and the plane was soon righted so he could climb out.

“The planes are quite light to move and the pilot was soon walking around,” he added.

No one was hurt in the incident.


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