Flying Fortress crash

A vintage <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a> bomber crashed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport on Monday, June 13, 2011, but the seven people on board escaped without injury, according to aviation officials.The plane, a B-17 known as a "Flying Fortress," took off from the airport at 9:30 a.m. and went down about three or four miles from Aurora about 20 minutes later, according to Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV00000232" title="Federal Aviation Administration" href="/topic/politics-government/federal-aviation-administration-ORGOV00000232.topic">Federal Aviation Administration</a>.

( Photo courtesy of WGN-TV / June 13, 2011 )

A vintage World War II bomber crashed and burned in a field southeast of Aurora Municipal Airport on Monday, June 13, 2011, but the seven people on board escaped without injury, according to aviation officials.The plane, a B-17 known as a "Flying Fortress," took off from the airport at 9:30 a.m. and went down about three or four miles from Aurora about 20 minutes later, according to Elizabeth Isham Cory, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

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