The Collings Foundation’s Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” crashed this morning shortly before 10:00 AM at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut.
Available information on this tragic accident is incomplete and in many cases conflicting, but it appears at least two were killed. Several other were wounded, including one person on the ground. It is reported that 13 people were on board “Nine O Nine”: two pilots and a crewmember, as well as ten passengers.
It appears the aircraft ran into mechanical problems shortly after takeoff and that the accident happened as the pilots were landing the heavy bomber, which ended its run in buildings and was almost entirely destroyed by fire.
We’ll post more information when they become available.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their relatives.