WWII-ERA BOMBER CRASHES AT CONNECTICUT’S BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FATALITIES REPORTED

  • The vintage WWII bomber, a B-17, crashed at the end of the runway at Bradley International Airport.
  • The crash killed at least five people, according to The Associated Press.
  • Images on social media showed a large fire at the airport and smoke billowing into the air.

A vintage World War II-era Boeing B-17 aircraft crashed at the end of the runway Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, bursting into flames and killing several passengers, authorities said.

The crash killed at least five people, according to The Associated Press.

There were 13 people — 10 passengers and three crew members — on board the civilian-registered aircraft, local authorities said at a news conference. One person on the ground at the airport was also injured. At least six people were taken to local hospitals.

Images on social media showed a large fire at the airport and smoke billowing into the air…

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