Seven people are confirmed or presumed dead after a restored World War II-era B-17 crashed Oct. 2, according to Connecticut State Police. An Air National Guardsman aboard the plane is credited for his swift action to help the injured escape the Flying Fortress that was engulfed in flames.

The bomber, nicknamed "Nine-O-Nine," crashed at around 9:55 a.m. at the Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn. The B-17, owned by the nonprofit Collings Foundation, was part of the Wings of Freedom Tour that brought vintage aircraft around the country.

Three crew members and 10 passengers were aboard the aircraft when it crashed. In a statement on its website, the Collings Foundation said it is "fully cooperating with officials to determine the cause of the crash and will comment further when details become known."

Connecticut State Police on Oct. 3 released the names of those killed, or thought dead, in the crash:

Pilot Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, Calif.
Copilot Michael Foster, 71, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Passenger David Broderick, 56, of West Springfield, Mass.
Passenger Gary Mazzone, 66, of Broad Brook, Conn.
Passenger James Roberts, 48, of Ludlow, Mass.
Passenger Robert Riddell, 59, of East Granby, Conn.
Passenger Robert Ruhner, 64, of Tolland, Conn.

One person on the ground in the airport's de-icing facility was injured in the crash. Six survivors who were on the plane were taken to hospitals.

Among them was an Air National Guardsman who "popped the hatch" of the back of the plane to evacuate the injured after the crash, according to local TV news. Connecticut Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Francis Evon told WTNH that the unnamed Guardsman was "very familiar with the back of an aircraft," and he was able to "extract some individuals."

The National Transportation Safety Board shared footage from the crash site.