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.