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#246747 06/14/2011 02:41 PM
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A B-17G crashed in Illinois SW of Chicago. Crew escaped.

Here are some great photos:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ple-aboard.html

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That's a shame...

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Tough to see.
I saw this aircraft last summer at the biggest gathering of B-17's in the world. There was 8 of them, along with a B-24, and they all flew 2 days in a row and did about a dozen passes. Very little formation flying, they flew in trail formation, and they would come by one right after the other, loop around the field, and come back again. I had a spot right off the runway approach, an incredible spectacle to see so many of these historic bombers doing pass after pass.
Two days in a row yet ! They also had a flying F-100, he did a bunch of rip roaring passes as well.

I live fairly close to where B-17 "Yankee Lady" is based, and they do these revenue flights all the time. I see it flying around quite often. I can easily see the need for revenue, but I think a point is going to be reached where it is not going to be advisable to fly these old machines around on a regular basis for the sole purpose of drumming up revenue.
Unfortunately, that means that they must either have a sponsor, or not fly much at all.

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It made an emergency landing and then caught fire presumably due to leaking fuel all onboard disembarked safely sad loss

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Great Loss

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May have been some vets who could recall seeing similar sights.A great ride when you take one did it on L.I.N.Y.15yrs ago .Great job landing ,I just looked at the video looks like there are homes beyond the tree line.

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Here is a thread on the sad topic at a warbird forum - Most classic aircraft owners & operators, including this one, are members there

http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.or...9ecb54997a3e9d6


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