The Bf 109G-4 “Red 7” restored and flown by EADS / Messerschmitt Foundation landed wheels-up in a field after suffering an engine failure during an airshow in Roskilde, Denmark, last Sunday.
The pilot is unhurt and the aircraft does not seem to have suffered heavy damage. The propeller is shattered and the engine will certainly have sufferered, but the pilot’s decision to land in an unharvested wheat field probably helped to limit the damage to the airframe.
This is the third time that this aircraft has been damaged. It crashed in 2005 and, after being rebuilt, it made a wheels-up landing in 2008. “Red 7” is a former Bùuchon, which was used in the shooting of the movie The Battle of Britain before being restored as a Bf 109G-4 with a DB-605 engine.
Photos are available from this forum (scroll down to the bottom of the page).