Boeing B-17G-30-BO historic aircraft crashes in the USA
Dead seven people
A Boeing B-17G-30-BO Flying Fortress aircraft registration N93012 crashed yesterday in Connecticut, USA and today it was confirmed that the accident caused the death of seven people and wounded six others. The aircraft was a World War II bomber, which crashed into a building at Bradley International Airport as it attempted to return to the runway. The airport was closed for three and a half hours after the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) launched an investigation.
The aircraft, owned by the Collings Foundation, had already been involved in two previous claims: in 1987 at Beaver County airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in 1995 at Karl Stefan Memorial in Norfolk, Nebraska.
The B-17 Flying Fortress is a heavy four-engine fighter developed in the 1930s for the United States Air Force. Since its introduction in 1938, the model has evolved a lot from the design point of view, becoming one of the most produced bombers of all time. The B-17 was used mainly by Usaf in the Second World War against German industrial and military targets.
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