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NTSB INVESTIGATING CRASH OF WORLD WAR II-VINTAGE B-17

June 13, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating today’s crash of a B-17 (N390TH) vintage airplane. The crash occurred approximately 3-4 miles southeast of the Aurora Municipal Airport near Oswego, Illinois. It has been reported that there was an in-flight fire prior to impact. There were 7 persons on board. No injuries have been reported at this time.

NTSB investigator Tim Sorenson will be the Investigator-in- Charge and is en route to the accident scene. More information regarding the investigation will be released when it becomes available.

NTSB Media Contact:
Keith Holloway
(202) 314-6100
hollowk@ntsb.gov  

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.