Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Mustang, OK USA
Another B17 gone!!!
I just read that 909, a B17 owned by the Collins foundation, has crashed and burned. There are 2 fatalities and several injuries reported.
At this time, there is no known cause reported. This is the second total loss of a B17 in recent times. The other was Liberty Bell a few years ago. Myself and some of the other members of our group had just gone through Liberty Belle a few weeks before it burned to the ground---------------believed to have been caused by a fuel leak in flight which caught fire from an engine exhaust.
This is a prime example as to why it is taking so long to get our A26 restored to perfect flying condition------------------NO TINY DETAIL CAN BE LEFT TO CHANCE!!!
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