At least five people have died and several more have been injured in the crash Wednesday in the state of Connecticut (united States) a plane from the time of the Second World War, according to local media. The authorities, by now, have confirmed that the accident left 14 people affected, including fatalities, but without specifying how many.
The local daily "Hartford Courant", citing its own sources, says that the dead are at least five and that is nine injured .
Aircraft of the Second World War is lost ... in the airport Bradley Connecticut.
The plane, a Boeing B-17 was registered for commercial use and not military, and were injured in the landing. pic.twitter.com/YjCZ690ekx— Victor Dominguez (@vicdom_hanson) October 2, 2019
The plane crash, a B-17 bomber, was part of the collection of the foundation Collings , dedicated to preserving the history of aviation, and participated in a tour with other old appliances.
According to authorities, the aircraft was going back to the airport Bradley International after having suffered a problem in the air shortly after takeoff when it collided with a structure fire.
We can confirm that there was an accident involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft this morning at Bradley Airport. We have an active fire and rescue operation underway. The airport is closed. We will issue further updates as information becomes available.— Bradley Intl Airport (@Bradley_Airport) October 2, 2019
In the unit were 13 people -including the pilot, co-pilot and a flight attendant - and in the collision also injured a worker airport that was on the ground.
The airport was closed to traffic temporarily, even if the track is affected will remain closed and force you to make a number of cancellations. In pictures and images of television they could see flames and a large column of smoke in the airport.
The B-17 bomber, developed during the decade of 1930, were devices used regularly by us troops in Germany and Western Europe during the Second World War.Updated Date: 03 October 2019, 08:00