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2 firefighters injured in Conn. WWII-era plane crash

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


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

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, 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.

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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