WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WPRI) – The Bradley International Airport reopened late Wednesday night after a fatal plane crash involving a Collings Foundation World War II aircraft earlier that morning, airport officials confirmed.
Airport Director Kevin Dillon told reporters 13 people were on board the B-17 WWII-era plane for a tour when the plane crashed. At least seven people died.
“Right now my heart really goes out to the families,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said. “Our hearts are broken for them right now. We’re doing everything we can.”
Public Safety Commissioner James Rovella said the six others who were aboard the airplane suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical. He also said no children were on the plane.
A seventh person on the ground was also injured.
While officials investigated, several flights scheduled to land at Bradley Airport Wednesday were diverted to other airports, including T.F. Green Internation Airport.
The names of the victims have not been released yet by authorities. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.