Collings Foundation B17 crash at BDL

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Yes. My kids were at an event at nashua airport.
They had that b17, a b24, a b25, a mustang, and a few others.
The mustang did a fly by, what a sweet sound those make.
Those radial engines in the bombers sound pretty sweet too.
Shame it went down. We need to keep that history alive.
Damn, that sucks. I was in Hollis by the Nashua line.
 

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I saw it this weekend flying around, so cool to see. I think there are only a small handful left that are still airworthy. Very sad. Hope everyone will be OK.
 

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Article said the B17 just took of and was circling back to land. Must have been a mechanical problem. One person Medflighted.
 

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News conference now, CT state police said there were fatalities, no word on who or how many. One guy in the building also injured. Pilot tried to return to BDL, circled around and lost control on landing.
 

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The link from the OP says 2 dead, one injured on the ground.

I remember standing in awe last summer at the dump when that plane flew overhead.
 

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World War II-era aircraft crashes at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, injuries reported

World War II-era plane crashes at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, fatalities confirmed

Several fatalities and multiple injuries were reported after a World War II-era bomber crashed Wednesday while attempting to land at Connecticut's largest airport, officials said.

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said at a news conference that there were 13 people on board the plane at the time, including 10 passengers and three crew members. Rovella added that one person was also on the ground in a maintenance facility when the plane crashed.

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"There are fatalities," he told reporters, adding that it was "far too early" to discuss specific numbers because of the complexities of the crash scene and victims who have burn injuries.

 
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I live about 10 miles from the airport and my son-in-law is the manager of Signature Air, the major FBO at Bradley. The b17 was the one Collins has been traveling around with the B24 and B25. Witnesses say the plane took off and lost #3 engine, turned to return to the field and didn't make it. IT crashed into what's essentially a fuel farm at the end of the runway. From the photos there literally nothing left other than the left wing and tail. You can't make out anything remotely like a fuse or right wing. One of the witnesses claims that the landing gear were not down and the props literally chewed into the runway as it landed. My brother's best friend and his two buddies were there to fly today. My bro's buddy let his friends go first......they were on that flight. One walked away, the other no one knows yet. I've flown on the B24 and can tell you that it's an experience that you can get anywhere else. It's an authentic taste of WWII. My dad flew the B24 in the war.
 

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I flew on that plane with a buddy a couple weeks ago out of Worcester. Been glued to the news all morning. Such a wonderful crew and majestic plane. Horrific. My heart goes out to those who perished. Hope and prayers for the survivors. So very sad.
 

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I just took a pic of that plane over the weekend when it flew over my kids school during homecoming week. Sad to lose such a neat piece of history.
 

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I was just inside that B17 less than 1 week ago in Auburn, ME. If I want going on a trip next week and needed the cash, I'd have ponied up the $450 for a flight in her.20190926_101416.jpg 20190926_100709.jpg 20190926_100709.jpg 20190926_103535.jpg
 
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