WWII planes crash mid-flight, six killed at Dallas air show

O bombardeiro Boeing B-17E, modelo similar ao que sofreu o acidente em Dallas.
Boeing bomber B-17E, model similar to the one that suffered the accident in Dallas.| Photo: Disclosure / US Air Force

An aerial presentation with historic military aircraft ended in tragedy this Saturday afternoon in Dallas, in the United States. A Boeing B-bomber 17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-fighter 63 Kingcobra, planes used by the American Air Force during World War II, collided in full air. Both planes crashed, and there was an explosion. Six people died.2022

The deaths were confirmed by the Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. On his twitter account he reported, “According to our Dallas County coroner, there are a total of 6 deaths in yesterday’s ‘Wings over Dallas’ air show incident. Authorities will continue to work today. in the investigation and identification of deaths”.2022

The accident occurred around h13 in local time – 16H20 in Brasilia time – during the show Commemorative Air Force Wings (CAF) Over Dallas.CAF is a group founded with the objective of preserving the combat aircraft of the Second World War. In a statement on its official website, CAF said it was working with local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the causes of the collision.2022 )

At a press conference, Hank Coates, director of CAF, said that B-17 is usually flown by five people, and the fighter by only one pilot. However, he did not say if this was the number of crew members of the aircraft involved in the collision. On his Twitter account, the pref The city of Dallas confirmed information from local firefighters that no person on the ground was injured by the aircraft wreckage.2022

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