There were several mishaps requiring emergency landings. Most of them wererelatively uneventful. However one, the last one, was heart-stopping. Thankfullythe pilot came out of it without any really serious injuries. Here, from a variety ofsources are some photos. Since they are from a variety of sources, they are not inexact sequential order.
First, this Thunder Mustang had its engine stop. A Thunder Mustang is a custom-builtreplica of the P-51 and is about 2/3 the size of the real one. This one had a V-12engine, and was no slouch in the speed department. It was built entirely of carbon fiber.
An Air Force fighter pilot and a very experienced R/C model flyer, knew thatthis pilot was in trouble when he attempted a landing on the original runwayin lieu of two emergency strips.So he started taking a series of shots, shown below.
The plane touched down short of a complete turn onto the intendedrunway and hit the short taxiway between the two runways, headingstraight for a group of planes parked on another taxiway andincluding the Canadian Snow Birds.
He hit a high spot on the grass, and the extreme cross wind (right to left)brought him airborne again and caused a cartwheel.
The right wing tiptouched the ground,starting the cartwheel.
Note the apparent fuel escapingfrom the left wing tank
The engine and cowling break off asthe cartwheel continues.