WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Barnes Regional Airport has not changed its plans for a B-17 bomber to fly passengers over Westfield next weekend.
Airport Manager Eric Billowitz told 22News, the B-17 visit is still on for the weekend starting October 11. He expects a large turn out to view the plane or possibly pay for a flight aboard the “flying fortress.”
He said there’s no question about passenger safety.
“You know, in order to carry passengers they, like any commercial airline, have to maintain a level of fitness to be able to carry their passengers,” Billowitz told 22News.
There was one plane diverted to Barnes municipal airport following the B-17 crash at Bradley International Airport. A World War II vintage Mustang fighter plane.
No word when the “Mustang” will be permitted to return to its home base in Connecticut.