Two vintage aircraft collide mid-air during Dallas Airshow, United States; six fatalities

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During the Wings over Dallas Airshow, held between 11 and 13 November at the Dallas Redbird Executive Airport (RDB), Texas, United States, two World War 2 historical aircraft collided mid-air: one Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber (registered N7227C) and a Bell P-63F Kingcobra (N6763) fighter are involved in the accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration (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.

The event, which was scheduled to run through Sunday, has been cancelled.

The B-17 was part of the collection of the Commemorative Air Force and was based in Conroe, Texas near Houston. It was one of the only nine airworthy surviving examples of the model. The P-63 was even rarer: only four of them were still airworthy.

The following footage appeared on Twitter:

Twitter account JacDec reports as well:

Update 14 November: 

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