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B-17 down in Connecticut

Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:21 pm

A Collins Foundation B-17 has crashed at the Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. At least two fatalities and many injured. My heart and prayers are with those killed and injured as well as the Collins Foundation.


Some reports are an engine was not turning.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/2-kil ... ocid=edgsp
 
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Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 pm

Sad. It's also probably about time we consider not flying these 70 year old planes for airshows/tours any longer. Really, virtually no one today is particularly versed on all the procedures, and the value of keeping them around another 50-100 years outweighs the tragedy of the inevitable crash rates.
 
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Re: B-17 down in Connecticut

Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:55 pm

Please post to the existing thread in the Civ Av Forum. While it is formerly a military aircraft, it's probably best to consolidate the discussion in one place.

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