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Looks like the Collings Foundation lost their B-17 this AM at Bradley Airport in CT.     From the initial pics, it looks pretty grim.   Hope the crew got out ok.   Just saw this aircraft in Plymouth, MA a couple of weeks ago.  She was immaculately restored.    Huge loss.....

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Sounds like 6 injuries so far, all at hospitals though. No fatalities mentioned.

 

One of the reports stated it hit the fuel farm/fuel truck....

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UK media saying it hit a deicing shed nothing about injuries so hopefully no fatalities 

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UPDATE:  From NBC Connecticutt covered news conference:

10 passengers

3 crew members

 

13 casualties on the plane

1 casualty on the ground

 

multiple fatalities reported, no numbers or identifications provided.

 

Plane it totally destroyed...

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Horrible.    Those poor passengers were on the flight of a lifetime.   Typically, Collings offers 30 minute rides on their -17 and -24 when they do their nationwide tours.   I’ve had a couple of friends go up, they loved it.  

 

I’m guessing those days are over.    

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I expect the papers will be full of people demanding all warplanes in private hands be put in museums and never be allowed to fly again. My thoughts are with the families of those who died. They were doing what they enjoyed and I'm sure the pilots did their darndest to bring her home again.

 

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