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Connecticut: Dead in crash of historic military aircraft


Thirteen people were aboard an old-timer military aircraft that crashed when landing at the US Bentley Airport. Shortly after the start, the machine had apparently problems.

A vintage WWII military aircraft crashed with 13 people on board in Connecticut in the approach to Bentley Airport. According to official figures, several people died in the accident.

Shortly after the start the plane had problems and tried to land. It fell into a building. Several people on board suffered severe burns, it said at a press conference. It was too early to say how many deaths there are. According to a spokesman for the Hartford Hospital, five people were admitted. He gives no information about her health.

#FAA statement on Boeing B-17 incident at @Bradley_Airport. We want to provide updates as they become available.

- The FAA (@FAANews) October 2, 2019

Pictures showed rising smoke, the fire brigade was in action. The US aviation authority FAA said the airport was temporarily closed for take-off and landing due to the crash of the Boeing B-17 bomber. Governor Ned Lamont wrote on Twitter that he would pray for everyone who had been aboard the plane.

The aircraft was recently not operated by the military, it said at the FAA on. According to the airport, the machine belonged to the Collings Foundation, which is concerned with the history of aviation and operates several historic aircraft. The website of the foundation was temporarily unavailable on Wednesday.

Source: spiegel

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