ABC News' Jeffery Cook tweeted, "six people, all crew members, are feared to be dead after a mid-air collision between two WWII-era airplanes at the Wings Over Dallas airshow today."
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Both aircraft involved in the mid-air crash were historic military planes. The first, which we noted earlier, was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
The second is a Bell P-63 Kingcobra.
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Shocking footage has surfaced on social media of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress involved in a mid-air collision during the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas air show on Saturday at the Dallas Executive Airport.
Local news WFFA quoted Dallas Fire-Rescue (DFR), who said the crash occurred around 1325 local time.
WFAA's Jason Whitely confirmed a B-17 was involved in the mid-air collision, though he said the "other aircraft type uncertain," adding debris was scattered across Highway 67.
#BREAKING: A mid-air collision has happened at the Wings Over Dallas event at Dallas Executive Airport (formerly Redbird).— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) November 12, 2022
A B-17 is involved. Other aircraft type uncertain.
Debris is on Hwy. 67.
Videos show a smaller plane colliding with the bomber, breaking it in half as it plummeted to the ground in a fiery explosion.
NOW - B-17 bomber and a smaller plane collide at Dallas airshow.pic.twitter.com/BmJgnxBnrb— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 12, 2022
Here are more videos of the crash.
Two airplanes collide at a Dallas Air show, Air involving a B-17 bomber and smaller plane pic.twitter.com/R1dxJvyF70— Oliya Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) November 12, 2022
and another pic.twitter.com/CUiNjih9SK— Jessica O’Donnell 🏈 (@heckyessica) November 12, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed the crash and released this statement: