Crews removing WWII plane wreckage

June 14, 2011 3:28:56 PM PDT
The scorched remains of a restored World War II B-17 bomber that made a fiery crash landing in a west suburban field are being cleared away.

Crews drained fuel from the plane Tuesday morning.

Cranes are being used to collect the wreckage from the "Liberty Belle" bomber, which will be carried away on flatbed trucks.

The plane caught fire shortly after taking off from Aurora's airport Monday morning and was a total loss.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are still determining why one of the engines caught fire.

All seven people who were on board escaped safely.

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