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Nonprofit Behind B-17 That Crashed At Bradley Airport Agrees To Ground Other Planes

The nonprofit that operated the historic plane involved in a deadly crash at Bradley Airport last October said it's agreed to keep other aircraft on the ground for now. 

Seven people died in the crash of the B-17 owned by the Collings Foundation, based in Stow, Massachusetts.

After the accident, the nonprofit decided to halt its flights of historic bombers for paying passengers across the country.

The FAA and the foundation have reached an agreement to formally stop the flights while federal authorities try to get to the bottom of what happened.

Hunter Chaney, a spokesman for the nonprofit, doesn't fight the idea.  

"We want to make sure that all areas of concern, all questions regarding the operation of these aircraft are addressed properly," he said.

Chaney said his group is still offering tours of old bombers on the ground.

A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the crash of the B-17 remains under active investigation. 

Before joining New England Public Media, Alden was a producer for the CBS NEWS program 60 Minutes. In that role, he covered topics ranging from art, music and medicine to business, education, and politics. Working with correspondent Morley Safer, he reported from locations across the United States as well as from India, Costa Rica, Italy, and Iraq.
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