B-17G "Liberty Belle" at Spirit of St. Louis Airport August 21, 2010
B-17G "Liberty Belle" Landed Safely Before the Fire Spread (LBF Photo)
B-17G "Liberty Belle" On Fire After Landing near Aurora, IL (WGN-TV)
The B-17G "Liberty Belle" landed safely today near Aurora, IL after the crew reported having an engine fire. The Chicago Tribune on line reports that the crew of 7 escaped without injury. For more details, visit http://www.libertyfoundation.org/index.html.
It is noted that this aircraft visited Spirit of St. Louis Airport on August 21, 2010 and flew passengers around the St. Louis area. AE applauds the crew for bringing the aircraft in without loss of life.