Aviation Photo #1225773 Van's RV-7A - Untitled

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Nose gear failure on landing resulted in a fairly dramatic flip! Fortunately there was no loss of life involved.
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    Van's RV-7A
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    PFA 323-14203
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    Defford - Croft Farm
    England
    United Kingdom
    June 9, 2007
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Comments (69)

Anonymous
13 years ago
What timing to capture the moment and clarity!! i think this picture will be doing the rounds on the internet
Anonymous
13 years ago
Wow, what timing to catch this one!
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is simply amazing! To catch the event in the process ... the map flying around, clearly visible in the canopy, along with the guys trying to brace themselves ... and the propeller tearing itself to pieces while it chews the turf. An absolutely incredible photo. Here's hoping the folks involved were no more than just a little shaken ...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Wow, talk about being at the right place at the right time with camera in hand!! I trust everything was ok in the end!!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very dynamic photo! I love how you can see the spinner tearing into the ground and the pilots bracing for the impact. Hope everyone was ok!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Oh my god! Most impressive shot I've ever seen here.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Excellent timing and detail.
Anonymous
13 years ago
The timing of the photograph is excellent. You can see the pilot's instinctual physical reaction as well as the motion of the prop breaking up.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Simply amazing
Anonymous
13 years ago
5 stars!! That's quite an unsual photo! I hope the lads in the plane are not injured.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Fantastic shot
Anonymous
13 years ago
Unique photio
Anonymous
13 years ago
Dramatic - pressed the button at just the right moment!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Right time, nice shot, bad luck
Anonymous
13 years ago
Well captured moment. I was there and it was not a pleasant thing to witness. Hope the two onboard are ok. It must have been an awful few seconds, as the aircraft paused very briefly while vertical before completing the tumble. There was a very fast and effective response from the nearby pilots - a credit to the aviation community.
Anonymous
13 years ago
OUCH that must have hurt!What a catch,details are splendid.Hope thay can fix her.
Anonymous
13 years ago
A sad ending to the plane. i was going to build one of those but i built a midget mustang instead. the emotion and fear of the pilots was captured perfectly.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great!!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Catching an airplan standing on it's nose with the folks clearly visible? Amazing.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This photo is obviously a rare gem. How often do you see an amateur photo of an aircraft mid-crash?
Anonymous
13 years ago
Breathtaking image!
I think it's the longest seconds in the pilot's life!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Unbelievable shot.
Anonymous
13 years ago
You caught it!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Stop action at its best.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Excelent caught in the middle of the action!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Amazing shot !!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great catch. Too bad for the pilot though.
Anonymous
13 years ago
What a timing! it's really interesting to see the reaction of the crew in this unhappy situation :-)
Anonymous
13 years ago
Its the moment at which it was snapped
Anonymous
13 years ago
Fabulous "On the moment" picture !
Anonymous
13 years ago
I had a sinking feeling the minute I saw this photo! What an incredible capture.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I was there to see this... although certainly not funny for the guys in the plane it was an almost comic moment to watch - bit of a bumpy grass landing but the plane had almost come to a standstill when the nosewheel caught in a rut and it just flipped.
Bit like a cyclist hetting the kerb and going over the handlebars !
Anonymous
13 years ago
Still an outstanding "spur of the moment" photo. The peoples reactions be captured shows only emphasizes it all the more.
Anonymous
13 years ago
No serious damage to the aircraft & somebody is still inside the cockpit.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Check out the charts! wont be needing them now!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Right time, right place. Couldn't be better to my opinion!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
13 years ago
Well, that was unlucky...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Wow you captured it right on time , the pilots must be thinking " EPIC FAIL " .
Anonymous
12 years ago
The moment is one in a million. Hope it never happens again though.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I told you can't have that front wheel to THAT LOW!
Anonymous
12 years ago
5 stars! For breaking a fixed nose gear. Good job!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Perfect, incredible moment capture..... thanks for this pic.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Catching the balance moment.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Timing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
These aircraft are not built for grass runways. Any vans owner can tell you that.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice timing and
EPIC FAIL
Anonymous
11 years ago
Reasons:
1) Great timing.
2) Dramatic moment captured with perfect focus.
3) No distraction within frame
Anonymous
11 years ago
Slam that nose wheel down retard! love the pic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Dramatic moment
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats catching the moment.

Thanks god they are OK

Greetings from Argentina
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible timing
Anonymous
11 years ago
The guy inside is about to crap his pants for sure!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That gotta hurt
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well that would be me, and yes it was pretty scary,
My old man was in the left seat and an air ambulance came because he was complaining of neck injurys, but we were both fine in the end.

It is a nice shot and im suprised how popular this vans has become, its rebiult and for sale by the way.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect timing... the pilot and passenger reactions tell it all!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just one word.... spectacular. Glad no-one was killed
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolute classic shot - catches the expression on the passengers face. Incredible timing and perfect in focus. Top credits to the guy behind the camera! Glad to hear the occupants came off okay. Some stories to tell the grandkids
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect timing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect timming shot !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Happy to hear there were no fatalities
Anonymous
9 years ago
No loss of life, just loss of underwear! Excellent picture snapped at the perfect time. Glad no one was injured.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Dramatic, perfectly-timed shot, with a happy explanation that this was *not* an auger-in as so many others have posted (without authorization) elsewhere on the net. Thank you!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Maybe it's time the manufactures start thinking of installing Airbags:) Perfectly timed shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Oops!!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Dramatic catch. Seeing those people brace for impact shows us human survival instinct at a very confronting way. I am really glad to read that nobody got killed here, but were they really ok? No scratches?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Persons on Board: Crew -1  Passengers -1 
Injuries: Crew -  (Mnor) Passengers - None
Anonymous
7 years ago
The RV-7A lawnmower, in stock now at Sears. Does the air field owner get some of the blame on this for not maintaining the grass strip?

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