1:32 PM PT — Airforce officers inform TMZ … there have been 6 folks complete affected by the crash, though their standing stays unclear at this level. 5 crew members have been on the B-17, and one was on P-63.
An obvious tragedy is unfolding in Dallas, the place two planes collided whereas within the air after which hit the earth in a fiery crash … this amid a efficiency for Veterans Day weekend.
The horrific incident unfolded Saturday round 11:30 AM PT outdoors of the Dallas Government Airport, the place a WWII-themed airshow was being placed on for the general public … Wings Over Dallas. It seems to be they have been flying plane from again then … single-engine bombers and the like.
The FAA says the planes in query have been a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63. Because the B-17 (the bigger plane) is heading towards the airport, the smaller P-63 appears to come back out of nowhere and clips the again of it … which sends each of them plummeting.
Tons of individuals have been filming this second, BTW, and you may hear their utter shock when the 2 planes collide and begin taking place. They’re much more freaked out once they every hit the bottom and fireballs explode within the air. Virtually instantly, you may also hear sirens.
There are a number of angles everywhere in the web — it seems to be just like the bigger airplane was break up in half on influence. This was occurring comparatively near a crowd of individuals too … who have been watching from the outskirts of the airport. A person got here on the intercom and tried maintaining everybody calm, telling them to stay in place and chorus from an excessive amount of cellular phone exercise.
It is unclear for now how many individuals have been onboard every airplane, or what kind of accidents have been sustained. We all know first responders are on the scene, and the realm’s been roped off.
We’re reaching out to officers in Dallas to get an replace on the standing of issues. An investigation by the FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board is underway.
Initially Revealed — 12:48 PM PT