NTSB B-17 crash investigation continues per week later


WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WWLP) – It’s been precisely one week since a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed at Bradley Worldwide Airport, killing seven individuals on board.

The Nationwide Transportation Security Board is continuous to research the classic aircraft crash. The day the aircraft crashed, the NTSB mentioned they might be releasing a preliminary report in about 7-10 days, however now they’re saying it might take longer.

“They’re in all probability going to say it was an engine failure or one thing and it wasn’t a pilot error and that’s what they normally have a look at,” Theo Horesco mentioned.

The NTSB has recovered the aircraft’s 4 engines and are working to find out in the event that they have been working correctly. They mentioned they don’t anticipate to find out the reason for the aircraft crash for one more 12 to 18 months.

Whereas this investigation continues to be ongoing, the grieving interval continues for many who misplaced family members within the crash. Western Massachusetts residents mentioned the devastation of the crash hits nearer to residence figuring out a number of the victims have been from western Massachusetts.

“It’s such an imposing flying machine and to see it falter, and it’s unlucky to see it falter, and take the lives of so many and influence the lives of individuals in Westfield and throughout the area,” Dan Provost mentioned.

The 2 western Massachusetts residents that have been killed have been Jim Roberts, who grew up in Wilbraham, and David Broderick from Westfield.