Horrible accident at the Wings Over Dallas airshow

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Unexpected accident and disaster occurred Saturday around 1:20 p.m. during the Wings Over Dallas airshow at at Dallas Executive Airport. A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided mid-air and crashed after to the ground. The collision caused an explosion. The Allied Pilots Association, the labor union representing American Airlines pilots, identified two pilot retirees and former union members among those killed in the collision. There were more than 40 fire rescue units on scene after the collision. The FAA is currently leading the investigation. no spectators or others on the ground were reported injured but debris hit Highway 67, and a nearby strip mall.

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The aviatic event scheduled for Nov. 11-13 has been canceled after incident. Northbound lanes of the highway were also shut down. The aircraft in CAF airshows are well-trained volunteers. The vintage aircrafts destroyed were rare surviving examples of the plane models used on the World War Two. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson described the accident as a “terrible tragedy in our city.” “Please, say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today,” he wrote on Twitter. Hundreds of people gathered to watch the flyover in Dallas. Videos of the crash circulated on social media.