Vintage WWII B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ Crashes in Flames at Connecticut Airport

Boeing B-17E (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

A restored World War II-era B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber crashed Wednesday morning at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, sending up a huge fireball and pillars of smoke.

In a posting, airport officials said, “We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft [Wednesday] morning at Bradley Airport.

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