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« on: June 13, 2011, 08:43:25 AM »

Completely destroyed  Cry

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-crews-responding-to-incident-involving-wwii-bomber-20110613,0,5852034.story
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 08:50:31 AM »

Liberty Belle.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 10:33:55 AM »

It was Liberty Bell

All crew and passengers safe

http://www.examiner.com/general-aviation-in-chicago/liberty-foundation-b-17-crashes-shortly-after-takeoff-from-aurora-municipal
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 11:27:17 AM »

Glddamm.  Sad

Everyone on board is OK.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-crews-responding-to-incident-involving-wwii-bomber-20110613,0,5852034.story

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011, 12:30:27 PM »

Very sad news.  Cry
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 12:51:59 PM »

In-flight fire in the #2 engine.  They did get her on the ground (on the gear) but the center section was consumed by fire...   Cry
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 08:30:43 PM »

Theres some photos of her in flight and it show the fire back mid wing away from the engine.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110613/news/706139915/photos/
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 11:17:29 AM »

Fuel leak touched off from the exhaust near #2's turbo?  So sad.  Really happy everyone walked away, though. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 11:21:55 AM »

There's some recorded audio from the radio transmissions related to this on this site.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/b-17-bomber-landing-radio-123859594.html

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