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Putin hails Nazi defeat in virus-delayed Red Square parade

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the defeat of Nazi Germany at the traditional massive Red Square military parade in Moscow, which was delayed by more than a month because of the invisible enemy of coronavirus. The parade is usually held May 9 on Victory Day, Russia’s most important secular holiday, but was […]

Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn’t contaminated, report says

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane’s fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday. A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board appeared to rule out […]

World War II-era bomber crashes; at least 7 reported dead

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A World War II-era plane with 13 people aboard crashed and burned at the Hartford airport after encountering mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday, killing seven of them. The four-engine, propeller-driven B-17 bomber struggled to get into the air and slammed into a maintenance building at Bradley International Airport as the […]

The Latest: Pilot in B-17 crash logged 7,300 hours in bomber

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut (all times local): 4:50 p.m. An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot in a deadly Connecticut plane crash had more than 7,000 hours’ experience flying B-17s. The pilot, Ernest McCauley, was among the […]

B-17 crash raises questions about vintage plane safety

The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that helped smash the Nazi war machine. “It made you feel like you were back […]

The Latest: 7 confirmed dead in B-17 crash

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a World War II-era bomber plane crashing outside of Bradley International Airport (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A Connecticut state official says seven people died in the crash of a World War-II airplane during an aborted takeoff from Hartford’s airport. Public safety Commissioner James Rovella says the […]

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