Yak-3 damaged in ground collision at Warbirds over Wanaka airshow

A Yak-3 was seriously damaged when it crashed into a vehicle that was on the grass runway during the Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow. Fortunately, pilot Arthur Dovey was “shaken but not injured”. Half of the aircraft’s right wing was torn off in the collision and there is extensive damage.

More information and photos from Stuff.

Video on the NZ Herald

Permanent link to this article: https://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2018/03/31/yak-3-damaged-in-ground-collision-at-warbirds-over-wanaka-airshow/

1 comment

    • P on April 3, 2018 at 11:29 PM
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    why on earth did they position and leave a cherry picker on the runway…?!!

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