According to a report, six people are believed dead following the collision of a B-17 heavy-bomber with another aircraft. The accident occurred during an airshow held in Dallas, Texas.
Texas: Six people were killed when a B-17 heavy-bomber collided and crashed with another aircraft during an airshow at Dallas, Texas. The crash was reported by a local affiliate ABC News on Saturday.
It happened during America’s Premier World War II airshow, which was reportedly Veterans Day weekend. Guests were expected to see more than 40 World War II aircraft.
Leah Block, a spokesperson of Commemorative Airforce, stated to ABC News she believes there were five crewmembers on the B-17 and one on the P-63.
Soon after the news broke Eric Johnson, Dallas Mayor, stated that many details were still unknown or unconfirmed. City authorities are continuing to support them.
Twitter was abuzz with a number of videos showing the mid-air collision. The videos showed the aircraft colliding in mid-air before rapidly falling, creating a huge fireball and plumes of black smoke.
“We had a terrible tragedy today in our city during an airshow, as many of you will have seen. Many details are still unknown or unconfirmed.
Mayor Johnson tweeted that he was in command of the crash scene with @DallasPD & @DallasFireRes_q providing support.”
The videos are truly heartbreaking. “Please pray for the souls that took to the skies to educate and entertain our families today,” he said.
The US government’s investigative agency for civil transportation accidents investigation, it is launching a team to investigate Saturday’s midair collision.
“The NTSB has launched a go-team in an effort to investigate Saturday’s mid-air collision of a Boeing B-17G and a Bell P-63F close to Dallas, Texas. As a member, Michael Graham will be
Spokesperson on the scene Expected arrival of the team tomorrow. Follow @ntsb_newsroom on Twitter for the latest updates,” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB Newsroom) tweeted.
According to US media, the B-17 was an enormous four-engine bomber and was an integral part of US air power during World War II. Most of the B-17s were destroyed after World War II, and only a few remain today.