Nooooooooooo!! B-17 Crashes in Connecticut!

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  1. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    We've lost a priceless historical aircraft. Story. Apparently there were thirteen people on board, five of whom were taken to an area hospital. :(
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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  3. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Sad and angry.
    Poor ol Nine-O-Nine. :(
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    I saw this earlier. I am glad no one died but it is sad to see the old plane go. Last weekend my family and I went to the Miramar Air Show were they had an impressive number of WW2 planes doing a flight demonstration with pyrotechnics to simulate them attacking targets. At first the kid got scared and asked why they were shooting but we explained it was part of the show and then he really got into it.

    To compare with the modern planes he said the sonic booms hurt his ears.
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    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    The plane I liked most was the B-29 with the P-51 being a close runner up.
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    I thought it was illegal to go supersonic over the continental United States below 30,000 feet?
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    Not at Air Shows. They have been doing it at Miramar since as long as I can remember; at least since 1980. They had F/A-18s and F-35Bs doing supersonic fly bus of the grandstands.

    They would make their passes east to west coming low for the stands.
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    UPDATE! Seven dead, the rest burned severely. :(
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    Well... Scratch that. :/
  10. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    7 Dead. Man, tho, if I had a choice of how to go, a WWII plane crash would be up there.
    I saw somewhere that is was possible the plane was accidentally refueled with jet fuel. Not sure exactly how that would affect an old Wright. But I bet it ain't good.
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    Probably not. Wrights used avgas. Jet fuel is kerosene-based and more similar to diesel than gasoline. In fact the US military uses JP8 in all of its tactical ground vehicles.

    Spark plugs in a car can't combust diesel, so I doubt that a Wright engine could do so either. :(
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  12. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Of course the idiot politicians are calling for more oversight of antique airplanes now. Pretty sure these babies are already pampered and regulated well enough. They don't crash any more often than regular modern planes.
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    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    Jet Fuel Can't Crash B-17's.