Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Saturday, December 7, 2019
32.3 F
Beaver

“Nine-O-Nine” WWII-era B-17 Bomber Rebuilt In Beaver County Has Crashed In Connecticut

The World War-II-era B-17 bomber that crashed this morning in Connecticut was the same one that crashed during the 1987 Beaver County Air Show. Officials reported seven dead and others injured at Bradley International Airport near Hartford. According to reports, the plane was one of five at the airport for the Wings of Freedom tour….

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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HBMike
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HBMike

I was at the BC airshow when the crash occurred in 1987. My recollection was that the plane crashed right after take-off caring paying passengers. The plane never got airborne and the rest of the crash is as you described in the article. If me recollection is wrong, mea culpa.

jaacee
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jaacee

Your recollection is wrong. The plane made it’s planned flight. Upon landing, the pilot set down toward the center of the runway, not leaving enough runway to slow the plane.

Mike S.
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Mike S.

I watched the crash at the airshow in 87’ and spent my childhood at Air Heritage learning to work on aircraft and making friends with some amazing people. I enjoyed working on the Nine O Nine and getting it back to airworthy condition. So many people have no idea how much work along with blood,sweat, tears, and passion to see the project through goes into these aircraft. This story was devastating to hear. I encourage people to take a day and go see the work they do at Air Heritage and you will have a new outlook and appreciation for the planes and people.

Eric Caves
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Eric Caves

How terrible. Another piece of history gone, and worst of all, lives were lost. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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