CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE RESPOND TO PLANE CRASH AT BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

This article was published on: 10/3/19 3:25 AM by Mike Minarsky

(Windsor Locks, CT – October 2, 2019) – A vintage B-17 plane carrying 13 people onboard crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks at approximately 9:50 a.m. today, prompting response from Connecticut State Police and other first responders. The 13 people on the plane, as well as a civilian on the ground, were reported injured, some fatally. Three people on the plane were crew members, ten were passengers. The vintage World War II airplane was in the air approximately five minutes when it experienced problems and crashed into a de-icing facility at Bradley, bursting into flames. State Troopers responded to the scene, as did Bradley Firefighters. The crash prompted the immediate closure of the airport. The passengers were transported to Hartford Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital. The crash closed the airport for a number of hours; it has since re-opened. Those planning to travel are urged to check with their airlines before departing for the airport. The accident is being investigated by a number of agencies including the Connecticut State Police, Connecticut Airport Authority, National Transportation Safety Board, the FBI, the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security.

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