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#4491134 - 10/02/19 03:06 PM B-17 crashes  
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A World War II plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, sending plumes of smoke into the air.
The vintage Boeing B-17 crashed at the end of a runway while trying to land, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Rescue efforts are underway, according to airport officials.
"It is a civilian registered aircraft, not flown by the military," said a statement from the FAA. "Local officials will release information about the people aboard."


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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#4491135 - 10/02/19 03:09 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Hopefully no one was killed or seriously wounded. A very sad plane loss regardless.


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#4491136 - 10/02/19 03:11 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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D@mn.... if this is confirmed as "909" of the Collings Foundation.... I got a ride in this bird in 2011. nope



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#4491137 - 10/02/19 03:11 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Hopefully no one was killed or seriously wounded. A very sad plane loss regardless.


from the comments > 13 on board. Many injuries mostly burns. No deaths.

Said to Nine O Nine.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4491139 - 10/02/19 03:21 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: Chaz]  
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Originally Posted by Chaz
D@mn.... if this is confirmed as "909" of the Collings Foundation.... I got a ride in this bird in 2011. nope



Same here. Tail number was 231909. I have cool pics of my 9-year old son battling imaginary Focke-Wulfs from the starboard side waist gun.


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#4491144 - 10/02/19 03:41 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Hope all will be fine.

Hasn't 909 been through a few other - probably minor crashes - in the past, and restored successfully?
Maybe I got confused with another B-17.

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#4491145 - 10/02/19 03:55 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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That may be the one, unless they have more than one?

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#4491147 - 10/02/19 04:02 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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If it was Collings Foundation, that should be “Nine-o- Nine”.


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#4491149 - 10/02/19 04:07 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
If it was Collings Foundation, that should be “Nine-o- Nine”.


Yes, toured it many times. Had planned to fly aboard a couple times but never did.


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#4491150 - 10/02/19 04:08 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I'm seeing reports of 2 dead.


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#4491163 - 10/02/19 05:44 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I stopped by on a Saturday evening in Greenville SC to see Nine O Nine about 7 years ago on my way to babysitting my grandkids, the next morning early I stopped again on my way home. Arriving early they were just setting up. With only a handful of people around I had the opportunity to climb inside the ball turret. What an experience.



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#4491168 - 10/02/19 06:38 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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A sad loss , what with 5 dead and many more Hurt.. The a/c cannot be replaced It appears ( from News feeds its Toast } I used to go by a Ford 3 motor that was mostly parked at a small local airport. On occasion , it was rumored that it flew so people could join the mile high club. It flew. The a/c caught a gust of wind on take off and turned into a junk pile , no one killed buy it was a very large pile of Metal . Tin ? After a few weeks the pile disappeared. Another sad irr- replaceable a/c lost.

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#4491169 - 10/02/19 06:46 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Judging by the live feeds I've seen from the crash site, it's not looking good. frown


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#4491172 - 10/02/19 07:35 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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This is terrible.
Been on Nine-O-Nine multiple times and flown on her twice.


UPDATED: At least 5 dead after crash of Collings Foundation B-17 plane at Bradley airport. - News - Wicked Local - Boston, MA
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#4491178 - 10/02/19 08:12 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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This is so very sad. I haven't flown on Nine-O-Nine, but I've seen it many times. I've also gone up on their B-24 multiple times. It's very sad that people who were looking to bond with history, perhaps family history, had such a tragic experience. It will probably impact the ability for others to go up on these aircraft, and perhaps the funds that support maintaining them as living history.

Here's a photo I took of Nine-O-Nine taking off while waiting for my B-24 ride in 2008:
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#4491185 - 10/02/19 08:52 PM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I’m so glad I got to tour Aluminum Overcast a few years ago. Wish we could’ve done the flight. Of course the loss of life here is the worst part, but it’s sad to see these planes diappearing too. Seeing these things from the inside is an eye opening experience, I’m still amazed at what these crews did.


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They are scheduled to fly into Westminster, Md. in 2 weeks. I wonder what the crash will do.

Also, 5 fatalities are reported.

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From 2013 when Nine-O-Nine, WitchCraft (B24J) and a P51C whose name I can’t remember flew in to PWM for a couple days. I can’t even imagine what it sounded like when hundreds would take off using much higher octane avgas.



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#4491209 - 10/03/19 12:18 AM Re: B-17 crashes [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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October 2016, Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). Greenville, SC.

B-17 taxis away at 4:20
B-17 takeoff at 7:20



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