Multiple injuries reported after a vintage B-17 bomber crashes at Hartford's Bradley Airport

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A vintage B-17 bomber plane crashed at Bradley Airport in Hartford, Connecticut shortly before 10 a.m., multiple outlets have reported.

Six patients in the crash were taken to Hartford Hospital, reported Connecticut Public Radio. It was not immediately clear whether there were other injuries or fatalities.

Bradley Airport said in a tweet that there is an active fire and rescue operation underway, and the airport is closed. Since 10 a.m., flights departing from Bradley have been delayed or canceled, according to Flight View.

"A vintage Boeing B-17 crashed at the end of Runway 6 while attempting to land at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., at 10 a.m.,'' reads a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. "It is a civilian registered aircraft, not flown by the military."

Officials from Bradley Airport did not immediately respond to several phone calls from Business Insider for comment or confirmation.

Firetrucks were seen swarming the site of the fiery crash.

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.

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