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#1 pacreamer

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:37 AM

Anyone else have an update on this? I learned it crashes this morning in CT.




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#2 RedLegGI

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:47 AM

https://www.cbsnews....y-live-updates/



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:47 AM

Yes, sad news

 

https://www.wfsb.com...e02ec67428.html



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:50 AM

Indeed, quite sad. I hope those involved in the crash will be alright.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 06:57 AM

Terrible. I see that they were in the midst of a five aircraft tour at that very airport. Sure hope everyone is OK.  



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:07 AM

Oh no, it looks really bad...

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:28 AM

how horrible. Hope everyone ok. I have flown on that plane. What a terrible thing to have happen.

#8 Bob Hudson

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:38 AM

https://theaviationg...rtress-crashes/

 

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:40 AM

I was lucky enough to fly on that plane a couple of summers ago.  It was such an amazing experience and the Collins Foundation does a wonderful job.  From what I've read so far, the plane crashed on landing.  The news reports that six people were transported to the hospital...no fatalities so far thankfully.  Unfortunately, the Nine-O-Nine appears to be completely destroyed.  I believe that leaves us with only 7 or 8 flying B-17's left in the world.  



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:45 AM

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:49 AM

Now being reported "At least two people have died and more were seriously injured"

 

An eyewitness said one engine was not running.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:56 AM

One report says eight people were taken to hospitals (six to one hospital, two to another).



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:16 AM

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:20 AM

Makes me sick.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:23 AM

Hearing that a small shed was hit on approach to the runway, no emergency was declared....



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:30 AM



Hearing that a small shed was hit on approach to the runway, no emergency was declared....

 

Witnesses report seeing/hearing engine problems at takeoff, so it looks they were headed right back to a landing.

 

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 08:54 AM

Horrible on so many levels.

 

I was fortunate enough to ride on this plane a few years ago.

 

A 15th AF vet who copleted 50 missions was on our flight, and the pilot (I found out later) was Maj. Heather Penny --- one of the 2 F-16 pilots to go airborne on 9/11 with the intent of ramming their unarmed F-16s into Flight 93.

 

Incredible, all the way around.

 

If you're not familiar with her....here's a clip.  There's a ton of info online.  Hopefully she wasn't involved in this one.

 

https://abcnews.go.c...ission-14472950



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:04 AM

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There's an image on CNN that does not open up with the story.  To my untrained eye, this looks like the aircraft was totaled.  It looks like the aft portions of the airframe were burned right through.   

 

This is beyond sad, but let's hope the survivors all make it with minimal injuries.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:08 AM

13 on board... at least two dead.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:39 AM

Very sad to hear of the crash and fatalities.
I met Mr.Collins @ a W.Springfield,Mass gunshow in the mid 2000's. He wanted to trade a ride on the B-17 for a S/D Luftwaffe helmet I had for sale on my table.
I was supposed to get back to him on the trade when they came to the Albany,NY Airport. After 6-7 years they did come to Albany but I didn't have the time to do the trade.
My heart goes out to the families.
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#21 Bob Hudson

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:15 AM

Hartford tower's comunications with the aircraft are at https://fox61.com/20...h-near-bradley/

 

It sounds like it was over 4 minutes from the time the pilot expressed concern until the crash and the tower warning other aircraft of an incident. There was no MAYDAY or PAN.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:32 AM

so heartbreakingly sad. Truly my thoughts and prayers for those killed and injured and their families.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:37 AM

So sad...flew on this myself a few years ago. It was such an incredible experience. Praying for all the people involved.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:38 AM

I was really hoping to hear that their wasn’t any passengers on this flight.



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 11:16 AM

Unfortunately they are now reporting 5 dead.  Sad day for the aviation community and WWII history buffs.  Let's hope that their numbers are wrong and that the others will make it.  

 

https://www.msn.com/...ocid=spartanntp

 

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