"Liberty Belle" B-17 makes fiery emergency landing in cornfield

Pan.bg 14 юни 2011 | 07:38 views (3582) commentaries(1)
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Seven crew members and volunteers walked away without serious injury after a World War II "Flying Fortress" bomber burned in a cornfield southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport on Monday, June 13, officials say.
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The B-17, christened the "Liberty Belle", took off from the airport at 9:30 a.m. and made an emergency landing in a cornfield near Highway 71 and Minkler Road in Oswego after the pilot reported an engine fire, according to Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkle.
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The aircraft was here as part of the Liberty Foundation's B-17 tour of approximately 50 cities in the U.S., to honor the veterans, educate the younger generations on the sacrifices veterans have made and to offer people the experience of flying in a B-17 airplane.
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    greg mareno 23 юни 2014, 02:54
     
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    Caused by unlicensed mechanics and improper technics during repair.

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