HYANNIS - An international organization of aviation enthusiasts will not offer any B-17 passenger flights during a visit to Cape Cod this weekend following the deadly plane crash in Connecticut.
The Experimental Aircraft Association's B-17 tour will still make a stop at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday.
The airport said it received the following statement Thursday from EAA:
"Out of respect for our colleagues at the Collings Foundation and the tragic B-17 accident on Wednesday, EAA's B-17 tour will pause from passenger flights this weekend in Hyannis, Massachusetts. To honor our commitment to the EAA chapter that has planned our arrival there this weekend, we will take the aircraft to that community for display and ground tours, enabling us to tell the story of the heroic crews that flew these airplanes 75 years ago to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that we take a moment to not only remember those who flew the airplane in wartime, but those groups dedicated to preserving this living history and bringing it to people throughout our nation today."
EAA is planning on offering ground tours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both weekend days. The organization is waiving the $10 fee for ground tours.
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