Video: Watch as two historic military planes collide during an air show in the US

 


A midair collision between two vintage aircraft from the United States occurred during an air parade on Saturday, November 12.

At around 1:20 p.m. local time on Saturday, November 12, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra were shown in the gruesome footage when they were involved in a collision over the Dallas airshow.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that authorities responded to the incident that occurred at Dallas Executive Airport, and that Jason Evans from Dallas Fire-Rescue was one of those responding.

During an aviation demonstration in the United States, spectators might watch two vintage military aircraft collide in the air (Video)

According to Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, the number of people who were killed or injured in the crash has not yet been established.

However, the Allied Pilots Association, which is a labor organization that represents American Airlines pilots, has identified two pilots who had retired from American Airlines and had previously been members of the union as being among those who were killed in the incident.

According to a tweet sent by the Air Power Association (APA), former members Terry Barker and Len Root were among the crew members who flew the B-17 Flying Fortress during the Wings Over Dallas airshow. In addition, as a direct response to the recent incident, the APA is providing professional counseling services at their headquarters in Fort Worth.

According to the text of their tweet, "Our hearts go out to their families, friends, and colleagues both past and present."

According to the active incidents page of the agency, there were more than forty fire rescue units dispatched to the scene after the crash

Hank Coates, president and chief executive officer of the Commemorative Air Force, addressed the media at a news conference on Saturday afternoon and stated that the B-17 "usually has a crew of four to five. While the P-63 is a "single-piloted fighter type aircraft," that was what was on board the aircraft.

According to what Coates claimed, "I can assure you that it was routinely crewed." I will not be able to disclose either the total number of passengers listed on the manifest or the passengers' names until the NTSB gives me permission to do so.

On Saturday evening, the National Transportation Safety Board announced that it will be establishing a go-team to examine the crash. According to a tweet sent out by the NTSB, the arrival of the team is anticipated on Sunday.

The post went on to say that Member Michael Graham will act as a spokesperson during the incident.

Coates saw that the movements that the aircraft were performing were not at all dynamic. "The maneuvers that they [the aircraft] were going through," he said. It was exactly what we refer to as a "Bombers on Parade."

The B-17 had been hangered in Conroe, Texas, which is located close to Houston, and was a part of the collection of the Commemorative Air Force, sometimes known as the "Texas Raiders." It was one of around 45 complete specimens of the aircraft that were still in existence; however, only nine of them were airworthy.

Even more uncommon was the P-63. There are around 14 examples that are known to have survived, four of which were airworthy in the United States, including one that was owned by the Commemorative Air Force.


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