Two historic military aircraft crashed into each other on Saturday at an air show in the United States’ city of Dallas, the Associated Press reported.
The collision took place at the Dallas Executive Airport, about 16 km from the city’s downtown area. Videos on social media showed the two planes falling to the ground and bursting into flames.
A World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra were involved in the collision at the Wings Over Dallas air show.
⚠️ 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
Mayor Eric Johnson said that the number of casualties was not confirmed till Saturday afternoon, according to CNN.
Hank Coates, the president of the Commemorative Air Force, said that the B-17 aircraft normally has a crew of four to five persons. “That was what was on the aircraft,” he said. The P-63 aircraft has a single pilot, Coates said.
“I cannot release the number of people in the manifest or the names on the manifest until I’m released to do so by the NTSB…