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« on: June 13, 2011, 12:46:49 PM »



          Amazingly, the 7 people on board were alright.  It's a shame to lose this beautiful plane, though...



                     http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8187278
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 06:27:32 PM »

Another local article with youTube links of ground level fire footage.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110613/news/706139928/

Why does the media in most of the articles I have read or seen on local TV, say it crashed, crashed landed, etc.?  It made a successful emergency landing with an engine fire and was destroyed by the spreading engine fire.  At least in this link, the Daily Herald said it made an emergency landing.
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 07:13:04 PM »




           Here's some edited audio from the tower at Aurora Municipal Airport KARR.  The calls of "fire" come about
       
           5 min. after "Fortress" is cleared to take off.   Edited from  KARR-Jun-13-2001-1430Z.

           I will post this on ATC/Pilot Audio Clips as well...

* B-17 Lady Liberty.mp3 (3263.06 KB - downloaded 3298 times.)
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 08:40:57 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 10:58:29 AM »





              Much more information on this incident - including an amazing photo 360 panorama of the inside

              of this plane - in the ATC/Pilot Audio Clips section of the forum...
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 11:58:34 PM »

I'm glad that everyone got out safe but a sad sad day for the few B-17s that are still around.  I can't help thinking that the Liberty Belle survived the war, and all these years, only to burn in a field...
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 08:28:09 PM »

I'm glad that everyone got out safe but a sad sad day for the few B-17s that are still around.  I can't help thinking that the Liberty Belle survived the war, and all these years, only to burn in a field...

Totally agree with you. One small note...the Liberty Belle actually never saw combat in WWII. She was built to late according to Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Belle_%28B-17_Flying_Fortress%

Liveatc.net gets a nice plug on the Wiki page...  cool
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