Two World War II aircraft collided in mid-air during the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas Airshow earlier today Saturday 12th November at Dallas Executive Airport. After the collision both aircraft crashed over Highway 76 approximately four miles away from the airport.
Fire & Rescue Coordinator spokesman said no spectators or third parties have been involved in the accident although the status of the pilots and crew of both aircraft is unknown at this time.
The FAA released a statement shortly after the crash:
“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.
Several spectators captured the tragic moment when the two aircraft collided and crashed.
The B-17 Flying Fortress is known as Texas Raider – https://b17texasraiders.org/