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6 confirmed dead after 2 WWII planes collide and crash during Wings Over Dallas air show

Two military planes from World War II crashed into each other mid-air at an air show in Dallas, resulting in six deaths.

“According to the Dallas County Medical Examiner there are a total 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas incident,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted Sunday.

“Authorities will continue to work today on the investigation and identification of the deceased. He added that he prayed for the families and all those involved.

Authorities are still trying to identify the victims.

The fatal crash occurred Saturday afternoon at Dallas Executive Airport when a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra crashed during Wings Over Dallas.

According to the FAA, it is not known how many people were aboard both aircrafts at the time of the crash. A spokesperson for the Commemorative Aviation Force stated that five crew members were on the B-17, and one was on the single-seat P-63.

Video shows a B-17 colliding and firing fireballs at a smaller plane, sending debris flying.

Six fatalities were reported in the incident at Wings Over Dallas.
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Authorities are still trying to identify the victims.
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Another video shows a woman looking at the planes from a parking lot in a shopping mall. She says “Oh no!” As they collide, Oh no! and then she says “Oh my god!” when she sees the fireball.

One video shows an announcer telling viewers of the air show that they should turn off their phones in order to make it clear for emergency responders.

Five crew members were thought to have been on board the B-17.
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The B-17 crashed into a smaller plane, sending debris flying. Both planes then quickly fell to ground.
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Spectators of the airshow were told to stay off their cell phones to keep channels clear for emergency responders.
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“Please pray for the souls that took to the skies to educate and entertain our families today,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson tweeted.
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Eric Johnson, Dallas Mayor, tweeted: “As many people have seen now we have had a terrible disaster in our city today during a airshow. Many details are still unknown or unconfirmed. The @NTSB has assumed command of the crash scene with @DallasPD@DallasFireRes_q providing support.”

He said, “The videos are heartbreaking.” Please pray for those who flew to educate and entertain our families.

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