Aviation Photo #1753985 PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga-80 - Untitled

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Airventure 2010. Sometimes landing is not so easy apparently. This aircraft hit the ground with the right wing during landing, but fortunately made a full recovery to normal position afterwards! Must have been scary for the pilot too. Owned by Charles Yost.
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    PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga-80
    PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga
    PZL-Okecie PZL-104 Wilga
    CF21920935
    N7080D
    Oshkosh - Wittman Regional
    Wisconsin
    USA
    July 26, 2010
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Comments (11)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks intentional to me with hard right rudder and aileron applied - are you sure this wasn't part of the performance??
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ouch! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was Kyle Franklin performing his comedy act.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Look at the aileron input.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I don't think a Wilga would be doing such manouvers. Perhaps a bulked cross-wind landing?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Probably started off intentionally what with the hard right rudder and aileron applied, but I think things took an unexpected turn when the wing struck the runway. Awesome recovery though since you state the pilot brought the aircraft back into position post impact. Heck of a shot! Born aircraft photographer here I'd say.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yeah to me also.. seem that the pilot did that intentionally.. u can clearly seen that right rudder and aileron are applied.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Perhaps the controls are on the right because the impact of the wing on the runway knocked the pilot that way? Or perhaps the pilot overcompensated for crosswind. I don't think any display pilot would deliberately apply full right aileron so close to touchdown, particularly in such a responsive aircraft.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Good photo, it looks like a crosswind landing with the wrong correction applied. judging by the windsock in the background he should have let down with the left main first.
Anonymous
7 years ago
I love general aviation.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The pilot did not do this intentionally, I had the opportunity to speak with him on two occasions as I was working on fixing the damage that resulted. Our company repaired the wingtip, the end wing rib, and the aileron. Great timing on the shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot. Surprised to see Dean Wilsons Ellipse in the background, a very rare bird. Jim R.

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