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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Feds owe New Mexico town $300,000 for migrant care

According to Holguin, Deming spent about $300,000 in food, health care, food and security for around 7,000 migrants who stayed at the Southwest New Mexico State Fairgrounds, an airport hangar and a vacant armory. She says the city has yet to be reimbursed by the federal government.

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 […]

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