Two World War II Planes Collide In Midair Incident Over Texas

Two World War II Planes Collide In Midair Incident Over Texas

Two World War II-era planes collided in midair Saturday at an air show in Dallas as videos posted online showed the planes bursting into flames after slamming into ground.

The incident took place at the Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow early Saturday afternoon in honor of Veterans Day.

“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,” an FAA statement said. “At this time, it is unknown how many people were on both aircraft.”

Leah Block, a spokesperson for Commemorative Air Force, said in a statement, “Currently we do not have information on the status of the flight crews as emergency responders are working the accident”

Block told ABC News that she believes there were five crew members on board the B-17 when it crashed and one on board the P-63 when it crashed.

BREAKING: 2 planes, including a B-17 Flying Fortress, collide at Dallas airshow pic.twitter.com/hdieiJuqvX

— BNO News Live (@BNODesk) November 12, 2022

⚠️ GRAPHIC VIDEO: A mid-air collision involving two planes near the Dallas Executive Airport, today. The accident took place during the Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow at 1:25 p.m., according to Dallas Fire-Rescue. A @FOX4 viewer took this video. @FOX4 is working for more details. pic.twitter.com/jdA6Cpb9Ot

— David Sentendrey (@DavidSFOX4) November 12, 2022

BREAKING: Footage shows air collision of a B-17 bomber and smaller plane at Dallas airshow pic.twitter.com/eD1c2GHvu4

— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 12, 2022

Paul Martin, a member of the Army Air Forces Historical Association, told The New York Times that is a rare to find a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra that are in flying condition as there are very few of them still in existence.

“It’s heartbreaking for me to hear this, both on a human level and a historical level,” he said.

Morgan Curry, who saw the crash from a nearby parking lot, told a local NBC affiliate, “It’s like literally as you looked up you saw the big plane and then you saw one of the little planes split off from the three and then as soon as it split off it’s like they just collided into each other and the little plane split the big plane in half.”

“I honestly can’t believe that we witnessed that, like just standing here underneath it,” Curry said. “We were all just standing there like ‘what just happened?’”

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