WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crash lands, bursts into flames (video).

A World War II bomber plane caught fire after a…

A World War II bomber plane caught fire after a crash landing in far west suburban Oswego Monday morning. No one was injured.

Seven people were onboard the plane. Officials say they all walked away from the crash near Minkler Road and Route 71.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove to mark the 67th anniversary of D-Day. The bomber, which was grounded over the weekend due to mechanical problems, took off from Aurora Municipal Airport at 9:30 a.m. Monday and crash landed shortly after.

Sugar Grove Fire Chief Marty Kunkel said his department received a call that the plane had a fire in the cockpit and was trying to come back when they made an emergency landing in a field.

Source: ABC

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  • Todd D

    NOOOOOOOO!!!! I have loved the B-17 since I built my first model of one when I was a kid. The B-17 was a small part of why I joined the Air Force. I’ve even got a beautiful framed poster of one in my office. I’m glad everyone was ok, but there just isn’t that many of the airframes left that are still flyable. That truly sucks.