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NTSB issues preliminary report on the Oct 2 crash of a Boeing B-17 at Bradley International Airport
16 October 2019

The NTSB issued a preliminary report on the Oct 2 crash of a Boeing B-17 at Bradley International Airport.

  • The B-17 returned to land at Bradley because it had a “rough mag” on the No. 4 engine.
  • The flight was cleared to land on runway 06
  • The airplane struck approach lights about 1,000 ft prior to the runway
  • It hit the ground about 500 ft prior to the runway
  • It then veered right off the runway before colliding with vehicles and a deicing fluid tank
  • No. 3 engine propeller blades were near the feather position (1 blade) and in a position between low pitch and feather (2 blades).
  • All three propeller blades on the No. 4 engine appeared in the feather position

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The B-17 hit a vehicles and a deicing tank at Bradley Airport

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