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Collins Foundation WW2 B17 crash

seven killed, 6 survivors. Plane appears to be a total loss

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My daughter and I flew on that plane last year. Truly an amazing experience. Sad that one of the few remaining was destroyed. Tragic that so many lost their lives.

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I am nearly certain this plane was supposed to eventually make way to the Planes of Fame museum near my house.

Just a few years ago I began and amazing fascination of WW2 and I was hoping to see it.

Larger planes like this one fly directly over my house when landing at the Chino airport.

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I think they are going to find some sort of major mechanical problem. I read in the paper today that the pilot had over 7300 hours flying B17's. Seems like if it was at all possible to bring it in he would have been able to do it.

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I think they are going to find some sort of major mechanical problem. I read in the paper today that the pilot had over 7300 hours flying B17's. Seems like if it was at all possible to bring it in he would have been able to do it.
He may have had medical issue - who knows at this point

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but engine power sounds like most likely cause

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