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Two Planes Collide Killing Six People At Dallas Airshow
Six Dead After Planes Crash
“According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas airshow incident,” tweeted Clay Jenkins, the CEO of Dallas County. Then added that authorities were still investigating.
In a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the crash happened at around 1:20 p.m. Saturday when a Bell P-63 Kingcobra and a Boeing B-17 crashed into each other at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson stated there were no reports of injuries on the ground. However, debris from the crash landed on the airport grounds, a highway, and a nearby mall.
Victims Of the Airshow
The B-17 would normally have a crew of four or five, and the Kingcobra would have just a pilot, Hank Coates, the CEO and president of Commemorative Air Force, the organization behind the show, said at a news conference Saturday evening.
Hank Coates, the CEO and president of Commemorative Air Force, the producers of the event, stated the B-17 normally has a crew of 4 or 5 members and the Kingcobra would only have a pilot. There were no customers on either of the planes.
Since families of the victims need to be notified, federal investigators have taken over the case, therefore Coates could not give any details about the deaths in public.
“This was a World War II flight demonstration-type of air show,” Coates said. “It’s very patriotic.”