B-17 Crashes in Ilinois

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  1. Catch22

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    :( Glad the crew got out okay, but there are so few of these left.
     
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    Good to know the crew are safe, but a B17 lost - and now the wait for the 'legacy' of the accident. No doubt there will be some groups calling for the banning of flights by warbirds, as there normally is after such incidents.
     
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    Damn that sucks. Glad to see the crew is alright. Shame that the airframe will probably be lost though.
     
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    #6 Geedee, Jun 13, 2011
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    It's Liberty Belle alright and she is a total loss. From the photos, her entire fuselage section from Cockpit to waist gunner positions is gone. :( I saw this plane once. She was a beauty.
     
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    Very sad news. Looks like she'll be good for salvagable parts at best.
    Would question the decision to fly her for the airshow having been grounded for mechanical problems...
     
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    Oh that's sad. Glad for the crew though.
     
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    Very sad news.
     
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    :cry:

    Have anymore details?
     
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    What a sad end to such a magnificent aircraft. I doubt that's recoverable :cry:
     
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    Very glad the crew made it out safely but sad to loose another piece of history.
     
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    wow,great for the crew, pity on the machine........
     
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    A very sad day that fortunately did not include loss of life. Another mortally wounded Flying Fortress carries on the tradition of saving her crew. I hope the cause of her death was not due to negligence. That would be very sad. I worry that within the lifetime of anyone alive today the sight of a flying B-17 maybe nothing but a memory.
     
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    Co-worker just told me about this. He did not know the name of the aircraft other that it was a B-17 and it crashed near Chicago. Forst thought was that it was the Liberty Belle. She was just in Minneapolis a week ago, did not get a chance to go see her though.
    Glad to hear no one was injured, but it saddens me that a piece of history has been lost.
     
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    Sad to see her lying on the ground in flames like her many counterparts did during the war, thankfully the crew is ok.
    Another Flying Fort accomplishes its mission, saving its crew.
     
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