B-17 Crash In Connecticut

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B-17 Crash In Connecticut

Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:24 pm

Getting reports that the Collings Foundation B-17 Flying Fortress crashed today at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. The Wings of Freedom Tour (which includes the B-17 Nine o Nine) is scheduled to be there today, but not leaving until Octover 3rd. That makes it very likely that this is a ride flight for passengers if it was the B-17 or one of the other tour aircraft.

All of this is unconfirmed. Please add any info you have to this thread
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:27 pm

Fire department confirms it was a B-17

"Multiple injuries reported"

https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/h ... ssion=true
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Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:36 pm

B-17s giving rides carry roughly a dozen people. Sounds like at least one person is being medevaced with serious burns

I'm reading reports that it hit a building, possibly while trying to make an emergency landing.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Statement from Collings Foundation
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were on that flight and we be will forever grateful to the heroic efforts of the first responders at Bradley.

The Collings Foundation flight team is fully cooperating with officials to determine the cause of the crash of the B-17 Flying Fortress and will comment further when details become known.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:04 pm

Had this screen cap of a news feed sent to me. Looks like the aircraft remained upright but went right into a fuel farm.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:11 pm

Latest reports say two dead, six transported to the hospital with three of those critical.

Eyewitness reports (not always accurate) describe the aircraft landing with one engine not turning. The FAA is said to have confirmed that it was making an emergency landing.
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Post by PWJT8D » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:19 pm

Just terrible news. It's amazing they pulled anybody out alive by looking at the pictures.
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Post by runningmovies » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:11 pm

Man this one hurts a lots, such terrible news. Was looking forward to see her next weekend. My thoughts are with everyone effect. I been seeing that plane every year now for 12+ year, and even took a ride in her. They always came to my town on my birthday made a great birthday treat for me.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:50 pm

The photo in this article says a lot

https://taskandpurpose.com/wwii-bomber- ... ign=buffer
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