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B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the airfield in the US

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A noteworthy plane crash occurred in the United States of America. In Connecticut, a plane crashed during World War II.


B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the airfield in the US


We are talking about the so-called "flying fortress" - the B-17 bomber, whose "brothers" began to be used by the US Air Force more than 80 years ago. B-17 - one of the most popular American bombers of WWII.

According to American media, the “flying fortress” crashed on the territory of the Bradley International Airport. As a result of this, out of 13 people on board, seven were killed, several people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Three injured on the ground are also reported. The bodies of some victims need identification.

It turns out that the B-17 was used in the United States for "tourist" flights. It was possible to make a small “militaryhistorical air travel. "

According to the latest information, this time the B-17 flew in the so-called “Freedom Wing” - along with several other aircraft. On board were 13 people, of which 10 is a tourist group.

In order to understand the causes of the disaster in the United States, a special commission was created from among the employees of the National Council for Transport Safety.

Against this background, a scandal erupted in connection with the actions of the airport fire brigades. After the quenching, they poured foam into the Farmington River, which, as stated, led to the pollution of the reservoir.
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  1. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 3 October 2019 08: 06
    +13
    Sorry for the people.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 3 October 2019 08: 57
      -14
      B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the airfield in the US
      I knew that a time machine was invented ...
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 3 October 2019 08: 57
      +2
      Pilot, he is a pilot in Africa. There is only sympathy for the victims.
    3. Pedrodepackes
      Pedrodepackes 3 October 2019 10: 13
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
      Sorry for the people.

      and people feel sorry for the plane, the last existing rarities are fighting
  2. svp67
    svp67 3 October 2019 08: 07
    +18
    I am sincerely sorry for the lost people, I offer my condolences to their families. And of course sorry for the "deceased veteran" B-17
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 3 October 2019 09: 16
      +2
      It is a pity that so tragically rare books leave the sky.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 3 October 2019 09: 59
      +1
      Quote: svp67
      And of course sorry for the "deceased veteran" B-17

      I feel sorry for the relative. The car during WWII was cool, and the pilots were also worthy. 80 years, and the B-17 still flew.
    3. ALEXXX1983
      ALEXXX1983 3 October 2019 10: 12
      +1
      Yes, all the same, tourists are not the military of the likely enemy, but civilians. There is only condolences.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 3 October 2019 11: 00
        -13
        Quote: tihonmarine
        I feel sorry for the relative. The car during WWII was cool, and the pilots were also worthy. 80 years, and the B-17 still flew.

        Quote: svp67
        I am sincerely sorry for the lost people, I offer my condolences to their families. And of course sorry for the "deceased veteran" B-17

        You can go to Ivangorod, and personally express condolences. Although at such a pace, you can soon do this from the balcony.
    4. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      SERGEY SERGEEVICS 3 October 2019 13: 42
      +2
      Quote: svp67
      I am sincerely sorry for the lost people, I offer my condolences to their families. And of course sorry for the "deceased veteran" B-17

      And of course sorry for the "deceased veteran" B-17
      But to me, it was more pitiful, the Slavic brothers of Serbs, when such veterans struck at them, and their people clapped their hands for this. And I’d better bring sincere condolences to the Brothers Serbs, whose relatives, from these air strikes, killed people close to them.
  3. Sergey985
    Sergey985 3 October 2019 08: 09
    +4
    Condolences to the dead.
    And so, the Americans are great, that such rarities in flight condition support.
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 3 October 2019 09: 24
      -9
      In which flight condition it is visible from the results. Well, then yes, well done.
      1. Sergey985
        Sergey985 3 October 2019 09: 28
        +2
        Alas, people are mistaken, and the technology breaks down.
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          1. Sergey985
            Sergey985 3 October 2019 09: 31
            +4
            There civilians died. I see no reason for joy
            1. Mestny
              Mestny 3 October 2019 09: 32
              -2
              No one is happy - we are not animals.
              But no one condoles.
              1. Sergey985
                Sergey985 3 October 2019 09: 52
                +6
                I condole
                1. tihonmarine
                  tihonmarine 3 October 2019 09: 57
                  +4
                  Quote: Sergey985
                  I condole

                  I'm also sorry. Land they rest in peace.
                  1. Chaldon48
                    Chaldon48 3 October 2019 10: 02
                    0
                    I wonder if there were children or teenagers on board. In any case, we can only regret these.
              2. Greenwood
                Greenwood 3 October 2019 10: 08
                +10
                You see, Mestny, you, with your cheers-patriotism, which you demonstrate in every possible way in each branch, have completely lost their human appearance.
                1. bober1982
                  bober1982 3 October 2019 11: 08
                  -4
                  Quote: Greenwood
                  completely lost their human appearance.

                  The score is simply "masterpiece"
                  If for each, or everyone, condolences - you can start moving with the mind, that is, literally lose this very human appearance.
                  It is necessary to be able to cut off unnecessary information, or quickly erase it from memory, and condole with each (s) oncoming - some sobs will stand.
                  1. Greenwood
                    Greenwood 3 October 2019 13: 12
                    +1
                    If you do everything with the mind, then you won’t even touch the mind. If you do not want to show sympathy, at least there is nothing to gloat here. Civilians died on a tourist plane, among them could be our compatriots, tourists for example
                  2. vadim dok
                    vadim dok 3 October 2019 15: 10
                    +1
                    Everyone does not need to condole! But to rejoice at the deaths of people, and civilians, is disgusting!
              3. Pedrodepackes
                Pedrodepackes 3 October 2019 10: 15
                -1
                Quote: Mestny
                But no one condoles.

                you sign for yourself, I am very sorry for the people and the plane. This is not the case.
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 October 2019 08: 09
    -5
    B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the airfield in the US
    You can sympathize with the thrill lovers. Let them ride on Sherman.
    It was possible to make a small "military-historical air journey."
    A napalm did not bomb for naturalness? Vietnam .....
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 3 October 2019 08: 40
      +8
      Do not scuffle. The dead are not to blame for anything.
      Maintaining such an airplane in flight condition, in itself, deserves great respect. True enthusiasts. It was with great pleasure that I watched a video on YouTube about this aircraft. In addition, it was also possible to fly on it.
      We would like that. I have never heard of such a thing, for example, about the Pe-8. Sorry.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 3 October 2019 08: 58
        -8
        Quote: Sergey985
        The dead are not to blame for anything.

        they are Americans ... but they are not to blame. but they would have clung to the "striped towel" in the throat.
        1. Pedrodepackes
          Pedrodepackes 3 October 2019 10: 16
          -1
          Quote: Dead Day
          but they would have clung to the "striped towel" in the throat.

          and you are for tricolor, no? Will you stand nearby and watch how the flag of the country is insulted? Or your yellow-black?
      2. Mestny
        Mestny 3 October 2019 09: 25
        -13
        Quote: Sergey985
        Do not scuffle. The dead are not to blame for anything.

        Yes, no one is to blame for anything. Except Russians. They are always and to blame for everything.
        1. Sergey985
          Sergey985 3 October 2019 09: 33
          +10
          This is paranoia, dear.
          1. Mestny
            Mestny 3 October 2019 09: 49
            -9
            This is not mine.
            Those who actively sympathize with the United States here and violently denounce their own country.
            1. Sergey985
              Sergey985 3 October 2019 09: 50
              +7
              Then they wrote about the tragedy. What does the rest have to do with it?
            2. Pedrodepackes
              Pedrodepackes 3 October 2019 10: 19
              -3
              Quote: Mestny
              vehemently denounces his own country.

              Quote: Mestny
              no one is to blame for anything. Except Russians. They are always and to blame for everything.

              yes
            3. Greenwood
              Greenwood 3 October 2019 13: 14
              0
              Quote: Mestny
              sympathizes with the USA
              Why not. Does your attitude to grief always go exclusively through the prism of big politics?
              Quote: Mestny
              and violently denounces his own country.
              And where in this thread does someone expose his country?
  5. Same lech
    Same lech 3 October 2019 08: 11
    -1
    A bomber rolled onto hangar No. 6 for some reason.


    1. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 3 October 2019 09: 04
      +1
      To resign - him.
      They will cut me!
      Better a squadron in paradise!
      And I with all my might
      Crashing into the ground
      In the last
      His
      Fight!


      Nice car, but too slow
  6. Zeev Zeev
    Zeev Zeev 3 October 2019 08: 16
    +5
    It's a shame for the lost rarity, sorry for the dead people.
  7. tlauicol
    tlauicol 3 October 2019 08: 18
    +1
    Sorry for the car, and sorry for the people. The famous board was
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 3 October 2019 09: 03
      -8
      Quote: Tlauicol
      B-17 "Flying Fortress"

      mourners ... you and ("Enola Gay") B 29 would feel sorry for ... Hirashima who was burnt.
      1. tlauicol
        tlauicol 3 October 2019 09: 11
        -1
        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: Tlauicol
        B-17 "Flying Fortress"

        mourners ... you and ("Enola Gay") B 29 would feel sorry for ... Hirashima who was burnt.

        She is all right.
        What is Hirasima?
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 3 October 2019 10: 04
          -3
          Quote: Tlauicol
          What is Hirasima?

          This:
          1. Greenwood
            Greenwood 3 October 2019 13: 18
            +1
            Well, actually Hiroshima is written, and it looks like this:

            You would remember the Middle Ages.
      2. BISMARCK94
        BISMARCK94 3 October 2019 10: 20
        +1
        mourners ... you and ("Enola Gay") B 29 would feel sorry for ... Hirashima who was burnt.

        and why regret Yapov WWII?
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 3 October 2019 10: 54
          0
          Quote: BISMARCK94
          mourners ... you and ("Enola Gay") B 29 would feel sorry for ... Hirashima who was burnt.

          and why regret Yapov WWII?

          Quote: Tlauicol
          Quote: Dead Day
          Quote: Tlauicol
          B-17 "Flying Fortress"

          mourners ... you and ("Enola Gay") B 29 would feel sorry for ... Hirashima who was burnt.

          She is all right.
          What is Hirasima?

          Bravo Tolerast!
          1. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 3 October 2019 15: 54
            +6
            Quote: Dead Day
            Bravo Tolerast!

            And yet - why regret the Yapov of WWII?

            They sowed the wind in Nanjing, Rangoon, Singapore and Manila - and reaped a storm in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At the same time, their Nazism was international - they equally killed the Chinese, the Europeans, and the Americans. They would have killed ours at the same pace - but failed.
          2. BISMARCK94
            BISMARCK94 4 October 2019 10: 37
            0
            Bravo Tolerast!

            Tolerasts are just sorry. The losses of the people of China are comparable with the losses of the USSR, and even more. The Third Reich and its allies provided us with this; Japan provided it to China. So the Japanese deserved theirs and still got off easily.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 October 2019 08: 19
    +1
    B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the airfield in the US
    Tragedy is tragedy everywhere.
  9. tlauicol
    tlauicol 3 October 2019 08: 44
    0
    They write that he already fought 30 years ago, but was restored. That's it
  10. Rusfaner
    Rusfaner 3 October 2019 08: 49
    0
    What a pity! And people feel sorry for the plane!
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 3 October 2019 09: 34
      -6
      Do not worry. They still have a lot of people and modern airplanes.
      They are all happy to fly to kill us.
      1. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 3 October 2019 10: 42
        -1
        reading you, Sergey, American citizens of the 50s-60s are remembered .. they hate communists, dig bunkers under the house and speak of Russians as drunk machine gunners with balalaikas on bears .. You and them are the same field of berries ..
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 3 October 2019 10: 57
          +2
          Quote: 2 level advisor
          reading you, Sergey, American citizens of the 50s-60s are remembered .. they hate communists, dig bunkers under the house and speak of Russians as drunk machine gunners with balalaikas on bears .. You and them are the same field of berries ..

          and now, too, they dig bunkers, they hate Russia, and talk about bears and balalaikas.
          1. 2 Level Advisor
            2 Level Advisor 3 October 2019 11: 05
            -2
            That's it .. I’m talking about you and Sergey and your stripophobia .. maybe they’re digging every kind of marginalized person .. 0,1% of the population, and that’s unlikely .. For the sake of interest, open any of the main Amer’s site there about Russia, if it will be, then in last place and in small print .. but about the Russian attack on America, you’ll get tired of looking at all, only if you don’t go to these 0,1% wink
        2. GibSoN
          GibSoN 3 October 2019 12: 26
          +1
          reading you, Sergey, American citizens of the 50s-60s are remembered .. they hate communists, dig bunkers under the house and speak of Russians as drunk machine gunners with balalaikas on bears .. You and them are the same field of berries ..
          Try to look at it the other way! If all the Russians were SUCH, imagine ... Such characters are not that they will go against the Americans, they are generally ready against anyone who does not share their point of view .. And the neighbor doesn’t blink an eye ... They know that in the same USA, their compatriots live as well .. and the American himself, in general, can be anyone from any country .. Do not waste time on such characters. They are not worth it. Such, it is better to bypass or just quietly reassure.
          1. Greenwood
            Greenwood 3 October 2019 13: 27
            -3
            There is a small bunch of jingoistic patriots who regularly pour out a set of stereotyped paranoid theses like "The Americans are bastards, they want our blood," "The West can only see how to bomb Mother Russia" on all topics. These same people, by an amazing coincidence, are active supporters of the current government and regularly carry nonsense like "If not Putin, then who", "Do you want to go back to the 90s?" Opponents, as a rule, are not listened to, they are labeled as supporters of Navalny, they are called liberals, etc.
            As for Mestny, he is also an ardent anti-Soviet, in general, a typical EdR electorate. He would have to go to the deputies from United Russia, they just like those there. lol
      2. Greenwood
        Greenwood 3 October 2019 13: 20
        -4
        Quote: Mestny
        They are all happy to fly to kill us.
        You, I see, cannot think of anything else, can you? Just waiting for the evil Americans to fly to bomb you. Look, in a fit of paranoia, don't jump out of the window shouting "Americans are coming !!!" lol
  11. Nycomed
    Nycomed 3 October 2019 08: 54
    -2
    My condolences ... Veteran plane. Very sorry...
  12. cniza
    cniza 3 October 2019 09: 00
    -1
    Condolences to all the relatives of the victims, but this is the result of education, or rather its absence, what awaits us in the near future:
    After the quenching, they poured foam into the Farmington River, which, as stated, led to the pollution of the reservoir.
  13. Ural-4320
    Ural-4320 3 October 2019 10: 30
    0
    The plane is strong, how many of them sat with holes during the years of the Second World War. But why this one crashed is unclear from the message.
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  15. Old26
    Old26 3 October 2019 23: 32
    +2
    Quote: Santa Fe
    Nice car, but too slow

    Everything is relative, comrade, everything is relative. Compared to the first aircraft of the beginning of the century - a high-speed car. Now - yes, of course slow

    Quote: bessmertniy
    It is a pity that so tragically rare books leave the sky.

    What always amazed me about the Americans was their attitude to their history, to technology, which at certain stages became significant. So their replicas of WWII planes fly, and the museums of the Navy and rocketry are open to the public.
    Sometimes we don't even keep what we have. Recent "talks" that some of the aircraft from the museum in Monino should be transferred to the Patriot park. But other? It would not have been easier to create a museum on the site of Moninsky than to scatter exhibits in different places.
    It was the same in our city. There was a school of air defense pilots and navigators. On the territory were both Yak-28 and SU-15, and such a rarity as TU-128. On the site outside the city, after the conversion of the school from air defense to engineering and aviation, there were both SU-17 and MiG-29, and SU-24 and SU-25. On the site overlooking one of the central streets there were SU-27P and MIG-31. Which cadets were customary. However, everything was gone. "31st" and "27th" left for the new location of the school. On the territory of the former ShMAS, and then one of the flight faculties, it remained to stand on the MIG-23 pedestal. Whether it will stand for a long time or not is unknown.
    As the proverb says: "What we have we do not keep, having lost we crying"

    And then cry that there is not a single Project 56 destroyer left, not to mention the Sevens or Noviks. That from the mass of projects of submarines of the post-war period those that remained in museums can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

    B-17 is still a staged WWII plane and I hope that this is not their last flight instance of this aircraft. And people feel sorry.
  16. Vanek
    Vanek 4 October 2019 03: 39
    -2
    But I don’t feel sorry for people.

    Here is why.

    Today they are on the B-17, and tomorrow over the country "N" on the B-52 with a full bomb load.

    The plane is a pity, there are no pilots (potential enemies).

    hi