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B-17 bomber crash closes Bradley International Airport

2019-10-02 18:08
A major international airport in connecticut is closed after a b-17 bomber crashed there. --vo script-- The vintage military aircraft was trying to land wednesday morning at bradley international airport when it crashed at the end of a runway. Officials say some people involved in the crash died -- although they have not released a number. Six people were taken to the hospital -- three are in critical condition. The world war two era bomber -- called a "Flying fortress" -- belongs to the non-profit collings foundation. That's a preservation group dedicated to promoting civil and military transportation. The aircraft was scheduled this week for the foundation's "Wings of freedom" tour -- where civilians could buy flights on the plane. It is not known if the passengers on this flight bought tickets as part of that program. Bradley international airport is a hub of commercial travel that serves hartford and springfield, massachusetts. Credit: Dennis Meeker