WWII bomber crashes, bursts into flames in Oswego

June 13, 2011 (OSWEGO, Ill.)

Seven people were onboard the plane. Officials say they all walked away from the crash near Minkler Road and Route 71.

The plane is a B-17 Flying Fortress that was at Aurora Airport to mark the 67th anniversary of D-Day. The bomber was grounded over the weekend due to mechanical problems and took off from Sugar Grove Airport at 9:30 a.m.

ABC 7 news partner The Daily Herald profiled the plane and D-Day event over the weekend.

Copyright © 2021 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.