Caption competition: Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on nose

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Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on its nose at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK on 12 July 2011.

Upon landing, the WW1 fighter aircraft was forced onto its nose after a sudden gust of wind.

Philip Tyler, an aircraft enthusiast and photographer said: “The Dreidecker did a display to show the sort of fighting that would have taken place during a typical dog-fight in the First World War.

“The plane has triple wings so develops a lot of lift and appears to float in the air when it is flying, which allows for some impressive manoeuvres in the air.

“But all that lift has a downside when coming into land as the slightest breeze can play havoc.

“On this occasion the plane landed when it must have caught a breeze which was just enough to unbalance it.”

So, this is what happened, but what caption would you add?

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5 Responses to Caption competition: Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on nose

  1. Paulo M 14 July, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Hold on while I just scratch this will ya!

  2. In poor taste 14 July, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Primitive technology and low airspeeds hampered early development of kamikaze tactics

  3. Peter Cook 20 July, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    We just havent quite got this VTOL lark sorted yet

  4. Cyril Duysker 22 July, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Ein wee bit late on ze round off, von Hoskins!

  5. Robert Cranfield 13 October, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    You sure drilled that landing Fritz!

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