Martin Mars damaged at Wisconsin airshow


(Note to our readers: the above video was shot several days ago during a successful demonstration flight of the Martin Mars.)

The Martin Mars struck shallow rocks in Lake Winnebago on Friday while doing a demonstration during Wisconsin’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh airshow, according to a Canadian news report.

Pilots were scooping water out of the lake when an engine warning light came on, and they were forced to abandon take off. The plane struck shallow rocks, which punched a few repairable holes in the plane’s belly, according to the news report.

Martin Mars demonstration flight in Oshkosh, WI

Martin JRM Mars demonstrates a water drop at Oshkosh, WI on 25 July 2016 for EAA AirVenture 2016 at Whitman Field.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Al and Fred.