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US Dallas Air Show: Mid air plane crash at Dallas Air show captured on video; 6 feared dead

Dallas: Two historic military aircraft collided and crashed during the air show in Dallas, USA.The planes involved in the horrific crash caught on camera were a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra. The entire incident has been caught on camera as the planes were part of the airshow. according to reports at least six people were on board and they are all feared dead.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Dallas: Two historic military aircraft collided and crashed during the air show in Dallas, USA.The planes involved in the horrific crash caught on camera were a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra. The entire incident has been caught on camera as the planes were part of the airshow. Officials have not confirmed casualties but according to reports at least six people were on board and they are all feared dead.

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The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed. The incident happened during the commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show. Horror took over the airshow as eyewitnesses could not believe what unfolded in front of their eyes. “I just stood there. I was in complete shock and disbelief,” said Montoya, 27, who attended the air show with a friend. “Everybody around was gasping. Everybody was bursting into tears. Everybody was in shock.”

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At the same time, in several videos posted on Twitter, two planes are seen colliding in the air before landing rapidly, in this video the plane is on fire and a plume of smoke is seen in the sky. For now, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have opened an investigation into the incident. Dallas mayor Eric Johnson said the videos of the crash are heartbreaking. The National Transportation Safety Board had taken control of the crash scene with local police and fire providing support, the mayor said.

The Kingcobra, coming from another side, crashed with the B-17 and set off a huge ball of fire and smoke. The Kingcobra is a US fighter plane and was used mostly by Soviet forces during the war. The B-17 is a four-engine bomber used in raids against Germany during World War 2. According to experts, it is rare to have either of the aircraft in flying condition. Most B-17s were scrapped after the war and can only be spotted at musuems, air shows.

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