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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

Fuel in fatal B-17 crash wasn’t contaminated, report says

The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane’s fuel did not turn up any sign …


Spin Control: Time to rethink rides on World War II bombers

Even though it means the organizations will lose a source of funding from the contributions they get for short flights over the host cities, the public rides should stop. The …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

B-17 Flying Fortress pilot who visited Spokane among seven killed in crash

Ernest “Mac” McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had been flying the “Nine-o-Nine” B-17 for the Collings Foundation on several visits to Spokane of the Wings of Freedom Tour. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Seven killed in Connecticut crash of B-17 Flying Fortress that visited Spokane in July

The vintage B-17 Flying Fortress visited Spokane in July as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour crashed Wednesday during an emergency landing at an airport outside Hartford, Connecticut, killing …


Wings of Freedom tour stops in Spokane

Veteran pilot: World War II veteran Bob Beshore pauses for a photo in front of a B-24 Liberator at Spokane International Airport Monday. Three WWII aircraft, a B-24, a B-17 …