BREAKING Two World War II era planes collided and crashed during airshow at Dallas Executive Airport

On Saturday afternoon, two planes collided in mid-air during the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Dallas show at Dallas Executive Airport.

Two planes collided about 1:30 p.m. at Dallas Executive Airport in the 5300 block of Challenger Drive, near U.S. Highway 67 in Red Bird.

UPDATE According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas air show incident. Firefighters said there were no injuries among people on the ground.

What could have happened?

A P-63 took a turn a bit wide and its pilot could not have seen the ‘heavy’ from his position as he closed with the B-17G at roughly twice the airspeed of the latter.

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 Federal Aviation Administration said.

Prior to the crash, the airshow was marketed as a chance to “re-live history,” with a selection of World War Two planes on show and in action.


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