Vintage Plane Crashes In Oswego, Illinois

By WEEK Producer

June 13, 2011 Updated Jun 13, 2011 at 9:56 PM CDT

OSWEGO, Ill.-- A World War II era B-17 has made an emergency landing in a field in Oswego, Illinois shortly after taking off from the Aurora airport.

One person was slightly injured after the plane hit the ground and burst into flames, but six others escaped without injury.

The vintage plane, built in 1944 referred to as the "Flying Fortress," crashed and burned at Route 71 and Minkler road in Oswego, just four miles from its takeoff.

The bomber was headed toward Indianapolis.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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