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This B-17G was stationed at Kingman Army Airfield in Arizona when it departed in the early evening of September 17th for a night navigational flight. As it approached Flagstaff, witnesses reported the engines were running at an excessive speed and that the aircraft's airspeed was below normal. The plane began a 360 degree climbing turn around the San Francisco Peaks when two fires were seen on the aircraft. Approximately one minute later, a third fire was seen in the rear of the aircraft. Soon after, the flaming aircraft lost power and began a descent until it impacted into the side of a peak, spreading wreckage down the steep canyon and killing all on board.