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    Collings B-17 Mishap

    I have no real information other than a news release, that says their B-17 took off at Hartford ( Bradley) and returned shortly and there was a fire, no real word on the crew other than 5 people went to hospital. Collings was thanking the firefigther and rescue people for their efforts.

    I have not only ridden in that plane, I have flown it. Collings has been a leading part of warbirds for decades, my prayers for all the crew.

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    According to numerous online news reports, the B-17 crashed and burned on the runway this morning. There were 13 on board including 2 pilots. State police say there are multiple fatalities but can't say how many as yet. One person on the ground was injured. My condolences to all the families.

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    No not Nine O Nine!!! the news of this accident is bitingly bitter...
    I helped the pilot fix his broken bomb bay universal. He knew I'd do
    anything to keep them flying... after all the Collins Foundation's
    greatest joy is making others happy...

    Note: although LoveJoy is still in business offering parts the pilot
    needed a quick overnight custom fabrication of the 1944 part to meet
    ride commitments...
    https://www.lovejoy-inc.com/

    Viya Con Dios to all the crew...

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    Eye witness account not from a pilot but his Dad was USAF... in short... during take off #3 engine lost power and the return to base was unsuccessful...
    https://www.wfsb.com/video-eyewitness-recounts-moments-when-b--plane-crashed-at/video_31be805e-4c17-5e86-98dc-f6373e8b5aa0.


    Connecticut airport press conference...




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    Most recent reporting says 7 dead.

    https://www.wfsb.com/news/people-kil...02ec67428.html
    "Don't believe everything you see or read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

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    ATC audio... pilot states take off weight "44,000 lb we don't carry bombs anymore" and they request a return to field because of #4 engine...



    History of Nine O Nine...

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