Bradley Airport Plane Crash, At least Five Died and Nine Injured after WWII B-17 plane crashes

Bradley Airport Plane Crash

Bradley Airport Plane Crash

At least Five Died and Nine Injured after WWII B-17 plane crashes the crashed plan is a vintage World War II plane who crashed shortly after takeoff, erupted into flames and killed people on board Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut, authorities said.

State police stated that the pilot was attempting to make a landing on one of the runways whilst the B-17 aircraft crashed. The pilot had reported a hassle rapidly after takeoff and tried to swing the plane round.

As a minimum six sufferers had been delivered to Hartford health facility, officials stated.

The emergency helicopter confirmed that it transported one of them. Every other patient changed into transported to Bridgeport health facility.

Troopers stated that some of the sufferers had been injured past recognition.

Windsor Locks first selectman Chris Kervick showed that thirteen humans in all had been aboard the plane. Three have been group contributors and 10 had been passengers.

Kervick stated it crashed into a constructing near the de-icing region of the airport.

Country police said one individual was inner that constructing at the time of the crash.

On Wednesday afternoon, Simsbury officers confirmed volunteer firefighters had been aboard the B-17. Their situations are unknown at this time.

The airport was close down on Wednesday morning, however reopened as of approximately 2 p.M. The Federal Aviation management placed a ground forestall on all flights to the airport.

The town of Windsor also said a health advisory was issued for a potential discharged of firefighting foam into the Farmington River, originating from the plane crash at Bradley.

The Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection did respond to the crash.

The aircraft is a civilian-registered aircraft and was not flown by the military, according to the FAA.

“We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft [Wednesday] morning at Bradley Airport,” Bradley Airport posted to Twitter. “We have an active fire and rescue operation underway. The airport is closed. We will issue further updates as information becomes available.”

In a statement on Wednesday, the New England Air Museum said “On behalf of the entire New England Air Museum family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by today’s crash of a vintage B-17 aircraft at Bradley International Airport. Although we are not connected to the Collings Foundation or these flights, the New England Air Museum and the Collings Foundation have a decades-long relationship and we are deeply saddened by today’s tragedy.”