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Thread: B-17 (Wings of Freedom Tour) Crashed in Connecticut

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    B-17 (Wings of Freedom Tour) Crashed in Connecticut

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) ó At least 6 people were injured after a military plane crashed and caught fire at Bradley Airport on Wednesday morning.

    Officials have confirmed that the plane that crashed was a B-17 historical World War II aircraft as part of the Wings of Freedom tour.

    News 8 has also learned that 13 people were on board that plane as part of that tour and that at least 6 people were injured.

    https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticu...adley-airport/

    BDL - Bradley International - Closed


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    Damn. I hope everyone will be okay.

    Double damn - that plane looks like a total loss.

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    Two fatalities at this time. Itís never good when planes crash, but a flyable B-17 is a national treasure.

    Condolences to the families, both of the victims and those who toiled to get that bird restored and flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GardoneVT View Post
    Two fatalities at this time. Itís never good when planes crash, but a flyable B-17 is a national treasure.

    Condolences to the families, both of the victims and those who toiled to get that bird restored and flying.
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    Sad on so many levels....

    I will add that the level of ignorance that the reporter displayed while interviewing the former NTSB investigator is mind numbing.
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    A tragedy for all concerned. These old warbirds are rare enough that none of them should be flying.
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    Damn, my father and I took a flight last year. Prayers to all involved.
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    Press conference (live now) confirms seven dead.
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    Sad on many levels.

    My grandfather flew B-17s with the 8th Air Force (447th BG). He passed years ago but with B-17s around it is a connection.
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