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During the Dallas air show, two planes meet in a violent mid-air collision.

 An spokesperson from the exhibition said that the aeroplane could have held up to six people. Early on Saturday afternoon, an accident happened at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow.

During the Dallas air show, two planes meet in a violent mid-air collision.

Two World War II-era aircraft collided while participating in a Dallas air show on Saturday, injuring up to six persons, according to the event's organiser.

According to information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the collision took place at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport at around 1:20 p.m. when a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided.

The number of passengers on both planes is still unclear, according to the FAA.

Although no injuries were reported, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson noted that the collision's debris field included pieces of the Executive Airport grounds, Highway 67, and a nearby strip mall.


Six people could have been on the two aircraft, according to Henry "Hank" Coates, CEO of Commemorative Air Force, the group that produced the show.

Coates stated at a press conference on Saturday evening that the Kingcobra only had a pilot and the B-17 typically had a crew of four or five.

He claimed that there were no paying passengers on the B-17.

Coates stated he is unable to make manifests or information about fatalities public because family members must be notified of any potential fatalities and because federal investigators have assumed jurisdiction.

The 180 aircraft that belonged to the nonprofit organization's fleet were used in both its own air shows and those put on by other organisations to show how the planes were used during World War II.

According to Coates, this air show was in the style of a World War II flight demonstration. It's extremely patriotic.

The collision took place with about an hour left in the program. According to him, the aircraft were not performing any dynamic manoeuvres at the time.

He claimed that in addition to being meticulously maintained and having experienced pilots who frequently come from the worlds of military flight or passenger jets, or both, the CAF also conducts its own screening and planning.

The vetting and training procedures are extremely strict, according to Coates.

At least 4,000 people attended the event on Saturday in Dallas, where it was held for the seventh consecutive year, according to organizers.

Johnson announced that the scene and the investigation would be under the control of the National Transportation Safety Board. Coates stated that the NTSB was anticipated to take over from the FAA later on Saturday night.

Johnson remarked, "We had a horrible catastrophe in our city today during an airshow, as many of you have now witnessed. "At this moment, many details are uncertain or unverified."

Nearly 10 miles outside the city's centre, at the Dallas Executive Airport, emergency personnel rushed to the site of the accident.

In real-time news footage from the scene, people were seen erecting orange cones around the bomber's crumbled remains, which were in a grassy area.

"I remained still. The air show went down when Montoya, 27, and a buddy were there. "I was in full shock and astonishment," Montoya said. "Everyone in the area was gasping. Everyone started crying at once. Everyone was shocked.

"I honestly can't believe that we witnessed that, like just standing here underneath it," Morgan Curry told the station after reporting that he saw the collision from a nearby parking lot.

When Curry glanced up, he said, "You literally saw the huge plane and then one of the tiny planes broke off from the three and then, as soon as it split off, it was like they simply collided and the little plane split the big plane in half."

The Kingcobra, an American fighter jet, was mostly employed by Soviet troops during the war, while the enormous four-engine bomber B-17 served as the cornerstone of American air supremacy. According to Boeing, the majority of B-17s were destroyed after the conclusion of World War II, and today there are only a small number that are mostly shown at museums and air shows.

Videos posted on Twitter appeared to show the fighter plane colliding with the bomber, causing them to crash to the ground quickly and igniting a sizable ball of fire and smoke.

37-year-old Aubrey Anne Young of Leander, Texas, who witnessed the incident, said: "It was very awful to watch." When it happened, her kids and their father were in the hangar. I'm still attempting to understand it.