Two planes collided mid-air during the Wings over dallas 2022 WWII Airshow on Saturday.
The horrific incident unfolded around 11:30 AM PT outside of the Dallas Executive Airport, where a WWII-themed airshow was being put on for the public.
Wings over dallas 2022: Details of what happened
Video posted online shows a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress bomber approaching the flight path of a Bell P-63 Kingcobra.
Soon, the bomber completely collides with the Kingcobra, tearing it apart as the larger plane crashes in a ball of fire nearby.
One man who was at the air show said theP-63 was banking left at the time and had the B17 in his blind spot so he could not prepare for the impending crash.
Footage from the aftermath showed smoke billowing above tents at the Dallas festival.
Dallas Fire-Rescue authorities do not yet know the status of either pilot or whether there were any injuries from fallen debris.
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement
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. After investigators verify the aircraft registration numbers at the scene, the FAA will release them (usually on the next business day) on this webpage. You can look up the aircraft by their registration numbers on this webpage. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents.
The Wings over dallas 2022 event was part of the Commemorative Air Force’s show for the Veterans Day weekend.