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Last updated: 18 October 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 2 October 2019
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Operator:The Collings Foundation
Registration: N93012
C/n / msn: 32216
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:11120
Engines: 4 Wright R-1820-97
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), United States of America
Destination airport:Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, CT (BDL/KBDL), United States of America
Narrative:
A Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, registration N93012, impacted an airport structure while attempting to return to Windsor Locks-Bradley International Airport, Connecticut, USA.
The aircraft had received clearance for departure from runway 06 at 09:45 hours local time. After takeoff the aircraft made a right-hand turn. At 09:50 the aircraft contacted the Bradley Tower controller and reported an engine no.4 problem and asked permission to land on runway 06. This was approved.
The aircraft crashed as it attempted to land on runway 06. The aircraft came to rest in an airport de-icing fluid farm located 1100 feet to the east of the threshold of runway 06.

The aircraft was part of The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour. Five historic WWII aircraft were on display at Bradley Airport and scenic flights were carried out. The B-17 carried a military livery as "42-31909" and named "Nine O Nine".

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» courant.com
» wfsb.com
» nbcnews.com
» NTSB Preliminary report


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accident date: 02-10-2019
type: Boeing B-17G-30-BO Flying Fortress
registration: N93012
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accident date: 02-10-2019
type: Boeing B-17G-30-BO Flying Fortress
registration: N93012
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accident date: 02-10-2019
type: Boeing B-17G-30-BO Flying Fortress
registration: N93012
 

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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