BREAKING: Planes crash in mid-air at Wings Over Dallas event, sending debris flying
- Two planes collided in mid-air at the Wings Over Dallas event Saturday
- One of the planes involved was a B-17 bomber, the other aircraft is not known
- Witnesses say debris from the planes is strewn over Highway 67
- Video from the aftermath showed smoke billowing above tents at the festival
- It is unclear how any people were injured
Two planes have collided in mid-air at the Wings Over Dallas event Saturday, sending debris flying.
Jason Evans, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, told the Dallas Morning News that the crash occurred at around 1.30pm above the Dallas Executive Airport
Video posted online shows a large plane quickly approaching the flight path of a much smaller plane. Soon, the large plane completely collides with the smaller one, tearing it apart as the larger plane crashes in a ball of fire nearby.
Authorities say the two planes involved were a World War II-era B17 bomber and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra.
Witnesses say debris is now strewn over Highway 67 in Texas, where Fire Rescue authorities say an active fire has broken out.
Footage from the aftermath showed smoke billowing above tents at the Dallas festival. Sources say the event was part of the Commemorative Air Force’s show for the Veterans Day weekend.
Dallas Fire-Rescue authorities do not yet know the status of either pilot or whether there were any injuries from fallen debris.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
Video posted online shows a much larger plane quickly approaching the flight path of a World War II-era B17 bomber
The larger plane slammed into the bomber at around 1.30pm Saturday, tearing it to shreds
The plane then crashed in a fiery explosion off Highway 67 in Texas
Smoke was seen billowing into the sky above the Wings Over Dallas festival after two planes crashed mid-air
The crash occurred right over the Dallas Executive Airport, and debris was strewn along Highway 67 in Texas
The two plans were flying over the Dallas Executive Airport when the crash occurred