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World War II-era plane crashes in Connecticut; 7 dead

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 October 2019, 9:09 IST
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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.


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First published: 3 October 2019, 8:19 IST