Yesterday, An A-26 Invader Crashed At An Airshow–Here’s The Raw Footage

Yesterday, An A-26 Invader Crashed At An Airshow–Here’s The Raw Footage | World War Wings Videos


That Must Have Been Nerve-Racking.

Our friends over at AirShowStuff videos, a Youtube channel devoted to anything aviation, caught on camera a pretty unlikely event. They filmed the crash landing of a very rare World War II plane, namely, the A-26 Invader.

Filmed at the world renown Oshkosh AirVenture, this event which hosts more than half a million people from around the world is quite a spectacle. With over 10,000 different kinds of aircraft flying in, it’s one show you don’t want to miss. This year however, things didn’t go exactly as planned.

A-26 Invaders are light bombers used during World War II but were also used during the Cold War.

An A-26 Invader named Silver Dragon had a midair malfunction. While doing her bit in the air stunning spectators with her sleek curves, the crew heard a “pop” while coming in for a landing. Circling around for a while trying to figure out what happened, they deduced that the front gear malfunctioned. Having no other choice, they had to land.

As you’ll see in this video, upon touchdown the main gear swayed back and forth and when the nose was put down, it completely swung back. The crew stayed with the plane as it slid across the runway, eventually popping the windows as their cabin filled with smoke. Really scary stuff but as they say, any landing you walk away from is a good one!

Thanks to anyone who responded to this emergency and made sure everyone was safe.

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