Vintage flying WWII B-17 goes down in northern Illinois

Posted By on June 13, 2011

It was a good day for pilot and passengers aboard the flying historic WWII bomber Liberty Belle (, but not so good for those who have devoted their lives to the restoration and preservation of flying history. From the crash video above, all were lucky to be out with their lives, but the damage to the airplane looks to be a total loss. I watched it giving tours a short time ago … post.

From the tracks in the field, the pilot did his best to bring down the 4 engine monster … it’s a wonder all survived noting the fire damage.


Read more at WLS-TV news in Chicago.


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