December 3, 2022

Two veteran military aircraft collided and crashed on Saturday at an air show in Dallas. It is not yet known how many people were on board the planes.

According to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed at 13:20 local time. The collision occurred during the Air Force’s World War II commemorative “Wings Over Dallas” at Dallas Executive Airport, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the city of Dallas.

B-17

The B-17 is a four-engine bomber that was a key member of the United States Air Force during the Second World War. Most of the B-17s were scrapped at the end of World War II, with only a few operational aircraft remaining. The P-63 is also an American fighter aircraft.

P-63

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation.