Aviation Photo #4941277 Yakovlev Yak-3UA - Untitled

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Front Stbd view of a Yak-3 crash involving ZK-YYY at ‘Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018’, at (NZWF) on Sat 31Mar2018. Greame Frew in Yak-3 ZK-VVS and Arthur Dovey in ZK-YYY took off from Paved Rwy 29 and opened the WOW 2018 Airshow with a fireball flypast. On landing, Arthur was unable to see forward over the nose, and the Stbd wing of the Yak-3 collided with one of two ‘Cherry-Pickers’ parked on Grass Rwy 29. The aircraft ground-looped through 720 deg clockwise. Arthur vacated the aircraft unassisted.
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3 months ago
Incredible picture, glad no one got hurt, too bad about the airplane.
New Jersey, USA
3 months ago
It would be extensive, but due to it being a historic relic, wouldn't they eventually repair it and maybe place it on permanent static display?
Maybe even fly again? So sad specially when it was a preventable situation. Glad at least it had already landed and the picker wasn't extended, that it would have hit it and crashed, and the guy not be able to walk away from it.

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