WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

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WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

Postby Australian Guy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:29 pm

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Terribly sad news, with the loss of life.

At least seven people have died and seven others are injured after a World War II-era bomber plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7529603/World-War-II-era-bomber-plane-crashes-Connecticut.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

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Re: WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

Postby Dave_Holden » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:37 pm

That's sad news Grant, a very sad loss of life and loss of a beautiful aircraft.

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Re: WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:32 pm

Terrible news. Thanks for the post Grant. Regards Mark.

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Re: WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Very sad indeed.

Many years ago now, we flew into Duxford Airfield in a C-47 Dakota, it was a real treat to be in a aircraft with all it's history.

When we landed, a Air Atlantique C-47 parked up next to us.. we got talking to the crew..

Not long aftrewoods, maybe a couple of weeks, their plane crashed into the sea, killing all the crew and support workers.

Almost sure it was going back to Holland?

I have to admit though, it was quite scary, with all the turbulance, the creaking and flying nose high..

Just glad to land back at Coventry airport. #:-s

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Re: WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Crashed

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:44 am

Yes Pete a lot of nostalgia with these old planes sometimes we forget the era and age from which they come. Regards Mark

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