B-17G "Liberty Belle" Crashes Outside Chicago


#1

“WWII bomber crashes near Aurora, all 7 aboard said to be OK”


#2

Glad to hear everyone got out okay, but very sad to see a restored warbird in that condition.


#3

Those pics literally brought a tear to my eye. :frowning:


#4

Tough old bird, delivered her last crew alive before she bit the big one.


#5

Word on the street is that the pilot was Bob Hill, pilot examiner with the FAA


#6

flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/t … _Aurora_IL


#7

Statement from The Liberty Belle foundation

libertyfoundation.org/index.html


#8

Actually, it didn’t crash… It was a controlled landing by a very skilled flight crew…


#9

Kudos to the crew, and if the aircraft hadn’t been consumed by fire it was probably salvageable.