UPDATE: Six feared dead after two planes collide in mid-air during air show in Dallas, Texas

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Six people are feared to have died after a Boeing B-17 bomber collided in mid-air with a smaller aircraft while participating in the Wings Over Dallas air show.

 

Saturday, November 12 at 11:25pm

At least six people are feared to have been killed in the mid-air collision between two aircraft in Texas earlier today according to ABC News producer Jeffrey Cook, reported dailymail.co.uk.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, Jason Evans, told the Dallas Morning News that the incident occurred at 1:30pm local time. A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said: “At this time, it is unknown how many people were on both aircraft”.

The two planes have since been confirmed as being a World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and a single-seater Bell P-63 Kingcobra. A B-17 can hold as many as 10 or 11 crew members. Immediately after the collision, the event was cancelled, as reported on the organisers’ website.

Saturday, November 12 at 9:49pm

Several video clips uploaded onto social media today, Saturday, November 12, show the tragic moment that two aircraft collided in mid-air during the Wings Over Dallas air show. One of the planes was a historic privately-owned WWII Boeing B-17 bomber. It is believed that the smaller plane was a P-51 Mustang.

The incident occurred as the two aircraft were flying above the Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), in Texas. According to witnesses at the scene, debris from the accident has been strewn over Highway 67. No information has yet been released regarding the condition of the occupants of both aircraft.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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