B-17

Pilot Lawrence "Bud" Sittig landed a B-17 in a west suburban farm field on Monday. (CBS)

B-17 Pilot Recounts Emergency Landing In Oswego Field

With smoke on board, Lawrence “Bud” Sittig says he thought he could make it back to the Aurora Airport. But a nearby plane gave him a stunning order: “You’re burning badly. Put it in a field.”

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

A vintage B-17 bomber burns after a crash-landing June 13, 2011 in Oswego. (ROBERT MUDRA)

NTSB Probes Vintage Plane Crash In Oswego

Federal investigators are starting to remove the charred remains of the vintage plane that crashed in Oswego.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011