Crashed plane was in Lima last year


FILE — In August 2018, this B-17 Flying Fortress came to the Allen County Airport as part of The Wings of Freedom Tour. This is the same plane that crashed Wednesdsay in Connecticut.

FILE — In August 2018, this B-17 Flying Fortress came to the Allen County Airport as part of The Wings of Freedom Tour. This is the same plane that crashed Wednesdsay in Connecticut.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

LIMA — The B-17 that crashed in Connecticut was the same one that flew into the Lima Allen County Airport in August 2018 as part of the Wings of Freedom tour.

The cost to fly in the B-17 was $450 per person.

The Lima News interviewed the pilot when he was here.

“It’s such a unique opportunity to fly these airplanes,” said pilot Eric Whyte in August. “It’s a tremendous responsibility but it’s a great honor and it’s a heck of a lot of fun. It’s a chance for us to give back to the veterans and tell their story and tell the next generation what they went through, what it was like. It’s kind of bringing history alive and making it real and not just something out of a book.”

According to a post on his Facebook page, Whyte was not involved in the crash.

FILE — In August 2018, this B-17 Flying Fortress came to the Allen County Airport as part of The Wings of Freedom Tour. This is the same plane that crashed Wednesdsay in Connecticut.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/10/web1_PlaneCrashLocal-1.jpgFILE — In August 2018, this B-17 Flying Fortress came to the Allen County Airport as part of The Wings of Freedom Tour. This is the same plane that crashed Wednesdsay in Connecticut. Richard Parrish | The Lima News

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