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Crew, volunteers survive crash of WWII B-17 bomber 'Liberty Belle'

This one really hits close to home. A little more than a month ago, my daughter Jessie and our friend Nathan Deebach had the ride of their lives in this magnificent old war bird in Seattle.  Full story.

Bob Mudra / AP

This photo provided by Bob Mudra via the Daily Herald shows a World War II-era B-17 bomber engulfed in flames after making what appeared to be an emergency landing in a cornfield in Oswego, Ill., Monday, June 13, 2011. The vintage plane had taken off from nearby Aurora Municipal Airport. All seven people on board escaped before it was consumed by fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jessie Shulman

Nathan Deebach rides in the nose of the B-17 on a tourist flight around Seattle, April 30.

Jessie Shulman

Crew of the B-17 "Liberty Belle" fly around Puget Sound and Seattle on a tourist flight, April 30, 2011.