Officials from Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed that two planes crashed mid-flight on Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Executive Airport during the Wings Over Dallas air show.
According to a report by Breitbart News, At 1:25 local time, the planes collided, and people at the air show immediately posted videos of the disaster on social media.
NOW - B-17 bomber and a smaller plane collide at Dallas airshow.pic.twitter.com/BmJgnxBnrb
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 12, 2022
Attendees saw the air show from various vantage points, therefore, they saw the accident from several viewpoints. The two planes crashed, creating a huge cloud of black smoke.
and another pic.twitter.com/CUiNjih9SK
— Jessica O’Donnell 🏈 (@heckyessica) November 12, 2022
“What? No,” one witness shockingly said as the crash happened.
A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was initially recognized as one of the crashed aircraft.
The other aircraft was a Bell P-63 Kingcobra, as later disclosed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The number of fatalities resulting from the collision stands at six with four being identified so far.
The FAA released the following statement:
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. 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.After investigators verify the aircraft registration numbers at the scene, the FAA will release them (usually on the next business day) on this webpage. You can look up the aircraft by their registration numbers on this webpage. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.
David Sentendrey of FOX 4 News in Dallas provided a picture taken by a photojournalist of one of the crashed planes.
A look from photographer @kdfw_u11’s viewfinder of one of the planes that crashed at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow event at Dallas Executive Airport, Saturday. @FOX4 is working for more details. pic.twitter.com/xJNDkkqIlZ
— David Sentendrey (@DavidSFOX4) November 12, 2022