Two Planes, Including A World War II-Era Heavy Bomber, Collide At Dallas Air Show

*Editor’s note: This is a developing story and will be updated as further details emerge

Two planes, including a World War II-era heavy bomber, collided midair Saturday afternoon during an air show in Dallas, Texas.

The planes, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra, crashed into each other in midair at the Wings Over Dallas Air Show, according to WFAA. It is not yet clear how many people were onboard both aircraft.

Multiple videos shared on Twitter show the two planes colliding, bursting into a massive fireball, and then falling out of the sky. The wreckage from the collision partially landed on Highway 67, WFAA reported. (RELATED: Two Planes Collide Midair In Denver – Everyone Survives)

“As many of you have now seen, we have had a terrible tragedy in our city today during an airshow. Many details remain unknown or unconfirmed at this time,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson tweeted. “The [NTSB] has taken command of the crash scene with [Dallas Police] and [Dallas Fire] continuing to provide support.”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided a statement to the Daily Caller on the incident.

“A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas around 1:20 p.m. local time Saturday,” the statement reads. “At this time, it is unknown how many people were on both aircraft.”

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates,” the FAA said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Telegram
WhatsApp
© Copyright 1996 – 2022, Total News LLC | Terms |  Privacy  | Support