6 People Dead After Two Planes Collide Mid-Air During Dallas Air Show

6 People Dead After Two Planes Collide Mid-Air During Dallas Air Show

Six people are dead after two planes collided at an air show in Dallas on Saturday afternoon.

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 King Cobra, both from Houston, collided and crashed during the Wings Over Dallas air show at the Dallas Executive Airport.

Six people were onboard the two planes at the time of the crash, CBS News reported, citing the Commemorative Air Force. All six passengers were killed, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a tweet.

This image obtaimned from the twitter account @GollyItsMollie, shows smoke rising from the crash after two planes collided mid-air during the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport, in Dallas, Texas, on November 12, 2022. - Two World War II-era airplanes collided Saturday at an air show in Dallas, US aviation authorities confirmed. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the two craft, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a smaller Bell P-63 Kingcobra, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Nor was it clear whether anyone survived the early afternoon crash, which occurred during the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport. (Photo by Handout / @GollyItsMollie / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT « AFP PHOTO / @GollyItsMollie » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS [ NO ARCHIVE ] (Photo by HANDOUT/@GollyItsMollie/AFP via Getty Images)
This image obtaimned from the twitter account @GollyItsMollie, shows smoke rising from the crash after two planes collided mid-air during the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport, in Dallas, Texas, on November 12, 2022. - Two World War II-era airplanes collided Saturday at an air show in Dallas, US aviation authorities confirmed. It was not immediately clear how many people were in the two craft, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a smaller Bell P-63 Kingcobra, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Nor was it clear whether anyone survived the early afternoon crash, which occurred during the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport. (Photo by Handout / @GollyItsMollie / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT « AFP PHOTO / @GollyItsMollie » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS [ NO ARCHIVE ] (Photo by HANDOUT/@GollyItsMollie/AFP via Getty Images)

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"According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday's Wings over Dallas air show incident. Authorities will continue working today on the investigation & identification of the deceased. Please pray for their families and all involved," he said.

In a statement to local station WFAA, the Federal Aviation Administration shared that the crash took place at 1:20 p.m. Graphic video shared on social media shows the moment the two planes collided.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd4zJc7NTtA. Two planes crash mid-air during air show at Dallas Executive Airport. Credit: WFAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd4zJc7NTtA. Two planes crash mid-air during air show at Dallas Executive Airport. Credit: WFAA

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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson confirmed the news on Twitter, calling it "a terrible tragedy."

"The videos are heartbreaking," Johnson shared. "Please, say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today."

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Similarly, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shared that he and his wife, Heidi, planned to pray "for those involved."

"The images of this collision are incredibly distressing and we pray for the safety of everyone on the scene," Cruz wrote.

Live footage from station WFAA and photos on Twitter shows the aftermath of the crash, with debris lying both on the road and in the fields of the airport itself. WFAA's Jason Whitely reported that debris from the crash fell on Highway 67.

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The Dallas Morning News reported that Saturday marked the second day of what was intended to be a three-day show for Veterans Day weekend. Events were scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, but Friday's show was canceled as a result of the weather.