Tuesday, June 14, 2011

b-17 Liberty Bell Crash

This is really sad as these planes are irreplaceable. There are only THIRTEEN B-17s left flying.

7 aboard WWII-era B-17 bomber escape as plane burns in Illinois cornfield

OSWEGO, Ill. — A B-17 bomber dating to World War II apparently made an emergency landing yesterday in a cornfield outside Chicago before it was consumed by fire while the seven people aboard escaped uninjured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The plane departed the airport, noted an emergency, and the pilot made what appears to be an emergency landing, after which the plane was consumed by fire,’’ FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said in an e-mail.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Iran Like a Train

"The train of the Iranian nation is without brakes and a rear gear," the radio quoted Ahmadinejad as telling a gathering of Islamic clerics. "We dismantled the rear gear and brakes of the train and threw them away sometime ago."