World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 7 reported dead
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era plane with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them.
The four-engine, propeller-driven B-17 bomber struggled to get into the air and slammed into a maintenance building at Bradley International Airport as the pilots circled back for a landing, officials and witnesses said.
First off hopefully the passengers survived. Secondly, there are only a handful of the tens of thousands of B-17’s made still flying. This is a horrible tragedy.
I heard about this on the radio today they refered to it as a world war II "jet aircraft", a B-17 with jets, really?
The Total Packageyesterday
so sad. I saw and toured the same plane a few years ago
Why would you fly a plane from over 70 years ago? Why not just keep it as a display at a plane museum??
jose13 hours ago
to me the planes from that era are priceless.
this society is nuts23 hours ago
@Ace B-52s have been flying since before Vietnam--since 1955
Something must have gone wrong
If I have doubts about planes built using modern technology, why would I take chance with a plane built over 70 years ago???
Jim10 hours ago
Sad for the loss, but a B-17 should have been able to fly on three engines with no problem
Headache maker 223 hours ago
There’s only 9 of these actually flying now. Maybe it’s time to retire them and put them in museums.
what a shame
Typical Boeing product, crashes and burns.
Excellent Driver2 days ago
That plane was from a longtime ago. Dont fly on a plane from a longtime ago...Mmkay.