7 Dead After Vintage WWII B-17 Plane Crash, Fire at Bradley International Airport

  • Source: WVIT-TV NBC 30 New Britain
  • Published: 10/02/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Seven people are dead and eight others injured after a vintage plane crashed Wednesday morning at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The Federal Aviation Administration said a vintage B-17 aircraft that is registered out of Stow, Massachusetts crashed at the end of Runway 6 around 10 a.m. while attempting to land. The pilot signaled engine trouble just before the crash. Officials said the plane slid off the runway during landing. The crash occurred five minutes after takeoff when the plane hit a maintenance facility used for de-icing. Thirteen people were onboard, including 10 passengers and three crew members. The passengers paid an unknown fee to ride on the plane. Sixteen people were involved in the crash - the people on the plane, two airport employees in the de-icing station, and a firefighter who responded to the crash. One of the airport workers escaped uninjured.


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