Two World War II-era planes have crashed at the Commemorative Air Force Wing’s air show in Dallas, Texas, USA. The two planes crashed and caught fire when they collided in mid-air. The New York Times and USA Today reported this information.
The accident happened on Saturday local time. Local authorities fear casualties.
A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra crashed after the collision, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. It is not yet known how many people were in the two planes.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said, “There was a tragic accident in our city during the air show.” Not much information is known about the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board, in cooperation with the Dallas Police Department and the Fire Department, took over the investigation of the incident.
Paul Martin, a member of the US Army Air Forces Historical Association, said the Flying Fortress was essentially a bomber that could carry a crew of 10-11. Besides, Kingcobra is a single pilot fighter.
He said, most of the World War II era aircraft are no longer operational. It is a heartbreaking event for me, both human and historical.
Meanwhile, the video of the plane crash has gone viral on social media.