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Former police officer, insurance analyst among B-17 crash victims

/ 10:25 PM October 03, 2019
Former police officer, insurance analyst among B-17 victims

In this aerial image taken from video, emergency crews respond to where a World War II-era bomber B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (WFXT Boston 25 News via AP)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut — A former police officer and an insurance analyst were among the seven people killed in the crash of a B-17 bomber at a Connecticut airport.

State officials said Thursday that Gary Mazzone died in the crash of the World War II-era plane at Bradley International Airport.

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The 60-year-old Mazzone, of East Windsor, retired in January as a prosecutor’s office inspector and previously was a Vernon police officer for 22 years.

The wife of Robert Riddell, an insurance company analyst from East Granby, said in a Facebook post that her husband was among those killed.

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Robert Riddell had posted a photo from inside the plane just before takeoff.

The victims’ names have not been officially released, but officials and relatives are beginning to confirm some of them. /jpv

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