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At the Dallas Air Show, vintage aircraft collided, killing six people

By 11/13/2022 3:55 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Officials said two historic military planes crashed and plummeted to the ground on Saturday during a Dallas air display, killing six people.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted on Sunday, “According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner; there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas air show event.”

He claimed that authorities are still trying to locate the victims.

Nearly 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside the city’s center, at the Dallas Executive Airport, emergency personnel rushed to the crash site.

The jet’s wreckage was seen in a grassy area inside the airport’s perimeter in news footage from the incident.

There were no injuries among those on the ground, Dallas Fire-Rescue reported to The Dallas Morning News.

The two planes collided in front of Anthony Montoya.

“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.

The authorities did not disclose the number of passengers in each aircraft, but according to Hank Coates, head of the business that organized the airshow, a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber usually carries a crew of four to five people.

The other is a single-pilot P-63 Kingcobra fighter aircraft.

According to Coates of Commemorative Air Force, which owned the planes, no paying passengers were on board.

He claimed that highly skilled volunteers, frequently retired pilots, fly their planes.

According to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board had assumed charge of the crash site with assistance from the local police and fire departments.

Johnson wrote on Twitter, “The vids are heartbreaking.”

According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the planes collided and crashed around 1:20 p.m.

During the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas performance, there was a collision.

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