WW Two Plane Crashes Killing Unknown Number Of People In Connecticut

Officials are announcing that there are fatalities and multiple injuries after a vintage World War Two plane crashed this morning in Connecticut.

Specifics into how many were killed or injured weren't released due to the ongoing investigation.

Speaking with reporters today, Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority Kevin Dillon said the B-17 aircraft experienced difficulty five minutes into flight and turned back toward Bradley International Airport.

While landing, the plane crashed and struck a facility used to house de-icing equipment. Dillon said they plan to open one runway at the airport later this afternoon.

Emergency Management Commissioner James Rovella said there were 13 individuals on the plane and one individual in the warehouse where the plane crashed.

The plane was being displayed by the Collings Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to preserving aviation history, and was offering rides on the aircraft in exchange for donations.

(Photo Credit: WTAM)


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