World War II-era plane crashes in Connecticut; 7 dead
At least seven people were killed after a world War II-era vintage bomber crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday, authorities said.
The incident occurred at around 10 am (local time) when the Boeing B-17 carrying 13 passengers, skidded off the runway while trying to land at Bradley International airport, Federal Aviation Administration said, as cited by Sputnik news agency.
Seven people, including a person on the ground, were injured in the incident.
Videos posted on social media show a large plume of smoke rising into the atmosphere at the crash site.
The B-17 was one of the most mass-produced bomber aircraft in history, with over 12,700 units built in the years before and during World War II.