Six people were killed when two World War II military planes collided in mid-air while they were performing at an airshow in Dallas.
“According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas air show incident,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted Sunday.
“Authorities will continue working today on the investigation & identification of the deceased. Please pray for their families and all involved,” He added.
Authorities are still trying to identify the victims.
Saturday afternoon’s tragic accident occurred when a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra crashed during Wings Over Dallas at Dallas Executive Airport.
According to the FAA it was not clear how many people were in both of the aircrafts when they crashed. 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 Tweeted by Twitter: A B-17 colliding against a smaller plane, sending debris flying and then fireballs as the two aircraft quickly fell to ground.
One can hear a woman from a parking garage in a shopping center watching the planes. another video It is possible to say “Oh no. Oh no” When they collide, then “Oh my God!” As she looks at the fireball.
An announcer can be heard in one video To ensure that emergency responders can reach you quickly, we ask spectators to turn off their phones. “may wish to turn away” From the scene.
Eric Johnson, Dallas Mayor, tweeted “As many of you have now seen, we have had a terrible tragedy in our city today during an airshow. Many details remain unknown or unconfirmed at this time. The @NTSB has taken command of the crash scene with @DallasPD and @DallasFireRes_q continuing to provide support.”
He also added: “The videos are heartbreaking. Please, say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today.”