Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Replica of Vimy Biplane Damaged during Takeoff Attempt in New Brunswick

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Replica of Vimy Biplane Damaged during Takeoff Attempt in New Brunswick

Article excerpt

Replica of Vimy biplane damaged in N.B.

--

WOODSTOCK, N.B. - One of the First World War replica biplanes that took part in commemorative ceremonies in Vimy, France, in April has been damaged while attempting a take-off in New Brunswick.

The replica Nieuport 11 was set to take off on a flight to Gatineau, Que., when it veered to one side and tipped forward -- damaging its landing gear, propeller and nose.

A small group of former military pilots are flying the four biplanes in the Vimy Flight - Birth of a Nation cross-Canada tour, and are scheduled to be in Ottawa on Canada Day.

Spokeswoman Bernada Bilic says pilot Tom Sabean was not injured.

"The pilot is fine but the plane unfortunately is not," she said.

Bilic said they don't believe the 7/8 scale airplane will be able to continue the tour. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.