Just read the terrible news that one of the handful of still flying B-17 Flying Fortress has crashed and burned in the United States. The BBC report that the crew and other passengers escaped safely but the loss of the aircraft is a disaster.
According the the BBC
"An American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber used for exhibition flights has caught fire and crashed in a field outside Chicago.
The vintage plane took off from Aurora Municipal Airport and crashed about 20 minutes later in nearby Oswego County, Illinois. All seven people on board the plane escaped uninjured."