An investigation is underway after a mid-air collision occurred during the “Wings of Dallas Air Show” in Dallas. It happened near the Dallas Executive Airport about ten miles from the city’s downtown area and smoke can be seen for miles. One of the airplanes involved was a World War II B-17 Fortress vintage aircraft. Debris was spread over a wide area. Dallas Executive Airport had previously been named Redbird airport. Hundreds of people had gathered to watch the event. It is believed as many as 6 people were on board the two aircraft.
The FAA released the following 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. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents."
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson called it a "terrible tragedy." Johnson tweeted, "The videos are heartbreaking, Please, say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today."