2 firefighters injured in Conn. WWII-era plane crash

Two firefighters were aboard the plane along with eight other passengers and three crewmembers


By FireRescue1 Staff 

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. —  The Simsbury Fire Department announced that two of its firefighters were in a World War II-era plane, which crashed after attempting to land at the Bradley International Airport and caught fire.

According to Patch.com,  two firefighters were aboard the plane, along with eight other passengers and three crew members. The firefighters were treated following the crash that left at least five people dead, and more than six people injured. 

A fire-and-rescue operation is underway where World War II-era bomber plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (Photo/AP by Jessica Hill)
A fire-and-rescue operation is underway where World War II-era bomber plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. (Photo/AP by Jessica Hill)

One of the injured firefighters has been with the Simsbury Fire Department for over 15 years, while the second injured firefighter has served the department for over five years.

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