'Wings of Freedom' B-17 tour canceled in wake of deadly crash

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The Collings Foundation is suspending its "Wings of Freedom Tour" for the rest of the year following this week's deadly plane crash.

As News 12 has reported, a vintage B-17 bomber crashed on a runway at Bradley International Airport this week when its engine failed.

Seven of the 13 people on board were killed.

The bomber was a part of the Wings of Freedom tour group.

The Collings Foundation releasing a statement saying, "In the wake of a tragic accident involving our B-17... We are in the process of issuing refunds for those who had reserved flights through December."

The NTSB is investigating what caused the crash.

 

MORE COVERAGE: State police ID 7 injured, 7 killed in Bradley Airport crash 
NTSB investigation into deadly Bradley Airport crash expected to last week to 10 days 

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