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'Wings of Freedom' tour was scheduled to take place in Maryland

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 20:45:05-04

WESTMINSTER, Md. — Multiple people have died after a World War II-era B-17 bomber crashed into an airport de-icing facility while trying to land at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport.

Thirteen people -- 10 passengers and three crew members -- were on board when the vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashed at the end of a runway, authorities said.

READ MORE: Officials report fatalities after a WWII-era B-17 bomber crashed at a Connecticut airport

A "Wings of Freedom Tour," featuring the B-17 and other aircraft, was scheduled to take place from Monday to Thursday at the airport, the foundation said on its website.

The tour was also scheduled to be in Maryland next week on October 10 in Westminster and run through October 13.

At this time there is no word on if the event will continue in Maryland.