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Ztex



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: B-17 Liberty Belle down...All onboard out OK. Reply with quote

Sad news out of Illinois today... Looks like the airplane was a total loss.
All aboard escaped alive.
Dang...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-crews-responding-to-incident-involving-wwii-bomber-20110613,0,5852034.story



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw it on a Chinese news site. It's a pitty.

Ken

   
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Statement from their chief pilot about the indecent.

http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html

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  B-17 Liberty Belle down...All onboard out OK. 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: B-17 Liberty Belle down...All onboard out OK. Reply with quote

I've wondered about both of these this afternoon. Not sure how far along the other B-17 is or what it needs for parts. I think it's also not unlikely that they'll rebuild this one - they've done it before! I wish them the best.

Read more: http://usaircraft.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=16&action=display&thread=2787#ixzz1afzpTLu4

   
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They already have another B-17 under re-build...almost from scratch...and they will use parts of Belle to rebuild another .... if they can come up with some important bits...like wing attach and such...the search is underway!
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