At least 7 dead when vintage WWII plane crashes in fireball at Bradley Airport in Connecticut

At least 7 dead when vintage WWII plane crashes in fireball at Bradley Airport in Connecticut


EVENING AS 6:00 I’M LIZ CHO. >>AND I’M BILL RITTER, AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH. THE B17 TAKING OFF FROM BRADLEY AIRPORT TRYING TO COME BACK AFTER REPORTING THE ENGINE PROBLEM BUT IT CRASHED INTO A MAINTENANCE SHED AND ERUPTED INTO FLAMES. SEVEN OTHERS WERE INJURED INCLUDING ONE PERSON ON THE GROUND.>>THE PLANE BELONGED TO THE COLLINS FOUNDATION A GROUP THAT WAS GOING TO DISPLAY THE AIRCRAFT. >>DIANA ROCCO IS LIVE FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE SOME OF THE SURVIVORS ARE BEING TREATED.>>Reporter: THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A 30 MINUTE SIGHTSEEING TOUR. WE KNOW THE PLANE WAS ONLY IN THE AIR FOR A FEW SHORT MINUTES, SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD, FIVE SURVIVORS WERE TAKEN TO HARTFORD HOSPITAL. WE HAVE LEARNED THAT TWO ARE OFF-DUTY FIREFIGHTERS FROM CONNECTICUT. THE REST OF THE INJURED HAVE NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED.>>THICK BLACK SMOKE CAN BE SEEN FOR MILES COMING FROM THE WRECKAGE OF A B17 WARPLANE ON A TOUR. IT TOOK OFF FROM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON A SIGHTSEEING TOUR WHEN MOMENTS AFTER TAKEOFF SOMETHING WENT VERY WRONG. THEY NEEDED TO CIRCLE BACK AFTER ONLY TRAVELING EIGHT MILES. >>REASON FOR COMING BACK? YOU CAN PROCEED ONTO THE DOWNWIND FOR RUNWAY 6. YOU NEED IMMEDIATE LANDING?>>THAT WAS THE LATEST TRANSMISSION FROM THE PILOT MINUTES AFTER TAKEOFF WITH A PLANE CRASHING DOWN ONTO RUNWAY 6 BURSTING INTO FLAMES AS A HIT A BUILDING.>>HUSBANDS AND WIVES AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND CHILDREN AND ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR CONNECTICUT FAMILY AND WE FEEL OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN RIGHT NOW. WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN. >>WITNESSES COULD TELL THE PLANE WAS IN TROUBLE RIGHT AFTER TAKEOFF. >>HE WAS NOT CLIMBING OUT THAT HIGH AND THEN WATCHED THE NUMBER THREE ENGINE OR THE ONE NEXT TO THE COPILOT SIDE OF THE AIRPLANE KIND OF SPUTTER AND SMOKE AND THEN IT WAS SHUTTING DOWN.>>WE AT THE HOSPITAL RECEIVED SIX PATIENTS FROM THE SCENE, THREE CRITICALLY ILL OR INJURED. TWO WITH BURN INJURIES THAT REQUIRE TRANSPORTATION TO THE BURN CENTER IN THE STAY AT BRIDGEPORT.>>THE NTSB HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN THIS INVESTIGATION AS WE SPEAK THEY’RE GETTING READY TO BRIEF REPORTERS, THIS WILL LIKELY BE A LENGTHY

4 thoughts on “At least 7 dead when vintage WWII plane crashes in fireball at Bradley Airport in Connecticut”

  1. folks are dying, it is spreading. best believe. like, "peace off earth, beginning from hong kong" :p
    .."a bomber, somebody has got to go" šŸ˜‡

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