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Collings Foundation B-17 down

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:07 AM
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Multiple injuries are being reported in Connecticut after the Collings Foundation B-17 crashed attempting to land. No confirmation on injuries or fatalities, but at least three people have been transported. Unofficial word is 10 were on board and they may have crashed into a fuel storage area.

www.nbcconnecticut.com...




posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:22 AM
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Looking at the video, I would think that there must be injuries. Hopefully they were clear of the A/C before the fire engulfed it.
Sad to see an old warbird go, that had so much time put into it to keep it flying this long.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:22 AM
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Just reading about it, sad news....



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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N93012 Nine O' Nine. They'd been flying passenger flights for the last couple of days.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:31 AM
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Sad to hear... hope everyone is ok.

I just did a Google search on how many B 17 bombers are left:

Today, a total of only 39 surviving B-17 bombers are located in the United States, plus several in other countries. Several B-17 planes are still airworthy today, including "Memphis Belle", "Sentimental Journey", "Nine O Nine" and "Aluminum Overcast". More aircraft are undergoing restoration or are in storage.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:40 AM
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Unofficial word is two dead, six were transported. No word on their condition, but several were airlifted.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:45 AM
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One picture here,



The fire seems quit serious,

files.abovetopsecret.com...


nypost.com...
edit on 2-10-2019 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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Reports are that there were 13 on board, six transported, two dead.

www.wfsb.com...
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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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That's the "Nine 0 Nine". There were fatalities. Very sad.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:01 PM
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According to a press conference (second hand info), there were 13 on the aircraft and one on the ground involved. The aircraft developed a problem on takeoff and was attempting to circle back to land. It hit the deicing facility, and apparently a warehouse, which is where the one on the ground was. At least one person is missing.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:36 PM
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News is reporting multiple fatalities



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:45 PM
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I just was on that plane back in August. It came to the local airport and I took a tour through it.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 12:47 PM
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This is very sad. Hopefully those who were transported make a recovery.

I was fortunate enough to win a ride in a B-17 from a raffle when I was much younger, it was a defining experience for young me. Hopefully this won't cause the other warbird owners to be more skittish about passenger flights.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 01:21 PM
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Cripes! I helped repair it after this happened.

pittsburgh.cbslocal.com...



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:25 PM
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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:34 PM
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It's up to five fatalities now. Word is that at least one engine seized after takeoff.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:42 PM
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Sad for all involved. Prayers for all of them.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:52 PM
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Aww man, this isn't good,

💐



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I have an idea but, I'm not going to speculate



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 04:03 PM
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Judging by the photos and the number of people on board, I'm honestly shocked that it's that low.



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