B17 plane on fire
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Vintage WWII bomber 'Liberty Belle' forced to land

An American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber used for exhibition flights has caught fire and crash-landed in a field outside Chicago.

The vintage plane took off from Aurora Municipal Airport and was forced to land about 20 minutes later in nearby Oswego County, Illinois.

All seven people on board the plane escaped uninjured.

  • 14 Jun 2011