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13 Jun 2011
In horror I watch the national news footage indicating that the B-17 N390th "Liberty Belle" has crashed in Oswego, Illinois. Later reports seem to mention an engine fire in the number four engine, which led to an apparently extremely well executed emergency landing in a cornfield. The crew and volunteers totaling seven, all got out safely, only to watch the Liberty Belle be destroyed in a huge fire that spread throughout the entire mid-section of the aircraft. An irreplaceable loss, major credit need to be given to pilot and co-pilot for bringing her down intact, despite an engine fire.

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Airplanes
Subcategory Detail:Military
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