NTSB Investigating Crash of World War II Vintage B-17

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating today’s crash of a B-17 (N390TH) vintage airplane. The crash occurred approximately 3-4 miles southeast of the Aurora Municipal Airport near Oswego, Illinois. It has been reported that there was an in-flight fire prior to impact. There were 7 persons on board. No injuries have been reported at this time.

NTSB investigator Tim Sorenson will be the Investigator-in- Charge and is en route to the accident scene. More information regarding the investigation will be released when it becomes available.