Flying Fortress bomber crashes in the USA

The tragedy ended with the demonstration performances of retro aircraft at the exhibition “Wings of Liberty”, held in the US state of Connecticut.




At the international airport "Bradley" one of the participants of the demonstration flights crashed - a bomber from the Second World War B-17.

According to American media, shortly after takeoff, the crew discovered a malfunction and tried to return to the airfield, but during the landing fell on the hangar, where the containers with anti-icing liquid used by the airport were stored.

Initially it was reported that two people died as a result of the disaster. Subsequently, it was found that seven people were killed and seven more were injured. In total, on board the fallen "flying fortress" were 10 passengers and 3 crew members.


Currently, the airport is partially closed, and authorities have warned passengers that delays in sending a number of flights are expected.

Recall that the B-17 "Flying Fortress" became the first mass-produced large aircraft and became famous for its survivability during combat operations.

In addition, the aircraft was protected from fighter jets by 9 to 12 Browning machine guns, and the presence of Norden's high-precision bomb sight made it possible to carry out accurate bombing from a height of seven kilometers.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 October 2019 09: 45
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    It happens, especially when you consider that air shows go to the United States almost every weekend ...
    1. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 3 October 2019 10: 25
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      Sorry. Both people and the car. In any case, only a thumb up to all the people who are trying to keep the story, and even in a "live" form. As practice shows, and this case, sometimes this noble hobby is quite a dangerous event, in addition to being very expensive. And it is extremely unfortunate that states, as a rule, do not provide any, or provide only minimal assistance to such enthusiastic people. If it were different, maybe there would be less such incidents ... Not everything, of course, is about money, but a lot.
      1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 3 October 2019 13: 05
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        Sorry.

        But I was more sorry for the Slavic brothers of Serbs. And now this thumb will always lift up for the brothers of Serbs. yes
        1. Pishenkov Offline
          Pishenkov (Alexey) 3 October 2019 13: 19
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          Apparently, I again did not understand something. And what does the Serbs have to do with it?
          1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 3 October 2019 14: 11
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            Quote: Pyshenkov
            Apparently, I again did not understand something. What about the Serbs?

            Similar pilots are veterans and inflicted air strikes on them.
            1. Pishenkov Offline
              Pishenkov (Alexey) 3 October 2019 17: 38
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              With all due respect, I very much doubt that in 1999. WWII veterans sat at the controls of the planes bombing Yugoslavia ... no And the planes, too, were definitely not the same ...
              And why bother pulling all this together?
              Personally, to put it mildly, I don’t burn with love for the United States, as for public education, but the fact that people who do, from my point of view, do the good work of preserving history, whoever they are there, I really feel sorry for ... Like the historical plane itself ...
              And with the Serbs, by the way, it was not so simple there either ... It was largely their own fault. Not in the bombing, of course, of their own country, it is not. But in the collapse of Yugoslavia and in the fact that in the 90s it could already be pulled with impunity and bomb, yes. Under Tito, no one could afford such a thing, not even the Americans. Since 1981, the “Yugi” and the Serbs, in particular, as the then leading nation of the state, tried to “sit on two chairs” and, of course, fell from both of them. But apparently this did not teach them anything. They still cannot openly decide where they are going - to Us or to Them ...
              1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 3 October 2019 18: 59
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                ... WWII veterans sat at the controls of the planes bombing Yugoslavia ...

                And where does the WWII veterans in general? This was a reconstruction of WWII and the former military pilot of the modern army was at the helm, not a pilot from WWII.

                And why bother pulling all this together?

                Then! So that there are no illusions among the people who pity them, it would be better that the Serbs would be sorry for what they did to them, these are the very people.

                ... I'm really sorry.

                So you may even regret the Germans, they, too, from their words, did a good deed and kept their history.

                And with the Serbs, by the way, it was also not so simple there ...

                Yes, stupidity is all, another excuse for these attacks, these are the Slavs who always supported us, and that's why they were destroyed. Stripes specially made this porridge.

                In many ways they themselves are to blame for the collapse of Yugoslavia.

                If you do not take the fact that the country was destroyed by minke whales with their airstrikes.

                ... "sit on two chairs" and, of course, as a result, fell from both.

                Stripes specifically created these chairs, and then under the onslaught of stripes, they could no longer stand on them and there was no longer any support to rest on it.

                But apparently this did not teach them anything. They still cannot openly decide where they are going - to Us or to Them ...

                Where should they go? And what should they decide if nobody needs them? They don’t want a second strike, so they have to rush about.
                1. Pishenkov Offline
                  Pishenkov (Alexey) 3 October 2019 19: 54
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                  Similar pilots are veterans and inflicted air strikes on them.

                  You said that, I replied that I doubt it, since the plane is WWII.

                  And where does the WWII veterans in general?

                  And that is you too. Some kind of sequence problem, no?
                  And I’ll regret the Germans if they get into a similar situation, but are they not people?
                  And the Serb brothers are now in full association with NATO (not the CSTO) and are striving for the European Union (not the EurAsEC), so where is the fraternity? And the Bulgarians in the same place are also brothers, like.

                  Where do they go? And what should they decide if nobody needs them

                  - Where are the Russians? Who needs us? To the Serbs? - No, they need our gas and money, that's all. At first, in the 80s, they turned away from the USSR, and when their "roasted rooster pecked in one place", then immediately "And where, they say, Russia? Why didn’t it help?" And then Russia was engaged in itself, it almost fell apart ... Even those Russians who nevertheless shed blood for them in the 90s didn’t need something then ... They didn’t give pensions, nor citizenship nothing ... These are the brothers ...

                  And finally, about your beloved “minke whales” - do you think the minke whales were planted in us in the Union, and then they were thrown off them? Are they to blame for everything? But we lived for ourselves, did not bother, honestly and decently built communism, but here it’s on you ... So what?
                  Yes, they didn’t do without whales, they wanted to ruin the Union and ruined it, but they ruined it so that we were divorced ... they divorced us like stupid Papuans for cheap beads ... but we were seduced ... We all went to enjoy the "perestroika", watched from lust for this very West, its own history, culture and pride, personally trampling into shit ... and trampled on. Now let's go ...
                  If Putin hadn’t appeared, it’s generally not known which ass would have already been ... In the same kind as the Serbs, probably under an American boot ...
                  Nobody needs anyone, neither we nor the Serbs, so we need to deal with ourselves, and not wait for someone to save ...
                  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 4 October 2019 14: 36
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                    ... since the WWII plane ...

                    And what from this? What is a WWII plane? And if the ship would be of the 19th century, then, according to your logic, what follows? And the captain is also from the 19th century, or what?

                    And I’ll regret the Germans if they get into a similar situation, but are they not people?

                    And I didn’t even doubt that you would support the Germans who had opened the war and all the consequences that they had committed. Just do not write and be greasy that you did not mean it, you openly supported the Natsik.

                    And the Serb brothers are now in full association with NATO (not the CSTO) and are striving for the European Union (not the EurAsEC), so where is the fraternity?

                    Where else can they be? If their country was completely destroyed, they simply do not want a second time.

                    And the Bulgarians in the same place are also brothers, like.

                    Without a clue, you know better, but you support minke whales.

                    - Where are the Russians? Who needs us?

                    What does it have to do with it? When it comes to the Serbs. We don’t need to go anywhere, we are a strong state, we ourselves can cope with minke whales.

                    At first, in the 80s, they turned away from the USSR, and when their "roasted rooster pecked in one place", then immediately "And where, they say, Russia? Why didn’t it help?" And then Russia was engaged in itself, it almost fell apart ... Even those Russians who nevertheless shed blood for them in the 90s didn’t need something then ... They didn’t give pensions, nor citizenship nothing ... These are the brothers ...

                    This is generally a complete mess.

                    And finally, about your favorite "minke whales"

                    No need to distort the words, these are your favorites, you cried for them.

                    If Putin hadn’t appeared, it’s generally not known what kind of ass he would have been.

                    You can, when you want, here you wrote it right.

                    Nobody needs anyone, neither we nor the Serbs, so we need to deal with ourselves, and not wait for someone to save ..

                    So we are doing this, and, by the way, have succeeded quite well in this.
                    You finally understand one thing, they don’t need you, neither you say nor do.
                    1. Pishenkov Offline
                      Pishenkov (Alexey) 4 October 2019 17: 32
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                      Everything is clear ...
                      You at least YOU and YOU in the same commentary and in relation to the same person themselves in your head and in the text compare. Maybe then you will succeed and for the rest at least get closer to something logical and coherent. There is nothing like that yet. Sorry. hi On this, I think, I’ll finish the communication. Good luck.
                      1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 5 October 2019 08: 21
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                        Maybe then you will succeed and for the rest at least get closer to something logical and coherent.

                        You still can’t get closer to something logical and coherent, but the thing is that you are obsessed with minke whales, living with us, you continue to humiliate ourselves with minke whales, well, this is generally a shame. They destroy the Slavs and drive in wedges for this, and you clap their hands and also apologize for this from them.
                        Everything is clear to you then, you have shown your essence and have already shown it in practice.
  2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 3 October 2019 10: 31
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    No one is safe from this, this happens in many countries.
  3. Bakht Offline
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 4 October 2019 17: 28
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    Commander JG-1 Lt. Col. Hans Philippe:

    You can fight twenty Russian fighters or even twenty Spitfires, it’s even exciting, then you can make a joke. When you attack a system of forty “Fortresses”, all your last sins are suddenly flashed before your eyes in a bright flash.

    He died 4 days after he wrote this letter.

    Very, very good movie "Memphis Beauty"

    The best German night fighter Schnaufer shot down 121 English bomber. When the British saw his plane with marks on the number of victories on the keel, one of the officers exclaimed in amazement: “Is this the plane of Dr. Goebbels?” Currently, one keel of ME-110 is in the London Imperial war Museum, and the second in the Australian Memorial War Museum.