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Planes collide during expo in Dallas (+ videos)

Planes collide during expo in Dallas (+ videos)

The death toll has not yet been released.

Two planes collided mid-air during the Wings Over Dallas air show at the Dallas Executive Airport in Texas (USA) on Saturday.

Local authorities say the incident happened at 1:25pm (local time).

It involved the B-17 four-engine heavy bomber and the US Army Air Force Bell P-63 Kingobra fighter jet.

Both models operated during World War II, details AP News.

In videos shared on social networks, you can see how the bomb hit the fighter jet while returning.

The front part of the B-17 broke off and its wings burst into flames as it hit the ground, and a huge cloud of black smoke was seen from the area where dozens of people were watching the show.

Emergency services have not released information on the condition of the pilots at this time. There are no reports of casualties in the debris.

Wings Over Dallas is an airshow organized by a foundation dedicated to preserving World War II aircraft located at the Texan city’s executive airport.

Officers responded to the incident at Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas Fire-Rescue’s Jason Evans told CNN.

The agency’s active incidents page shows more than 40 fire departments are currently on the scene.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the collision. Ntsb remains responsible and is expected to provide further updates.

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The event scheduled for Sunday has been canceled, according to the organizer’s website.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said in a tweet after the crash: “As many of you have already seen, a terrible tragedy struck our city today during an air show. Many details are still unknown or unconfirmed at this time.”

“The videos are heartbreaking. Please pray for the souls who have gone to heaven to entertain and educate our families today,” Johnson said in another tweet.

Debris from the collision fell onto southbound Highway 67, according to a report by CNN affiliate WFAA. The southbound and northbound lanes of the highway were closed following the incident, the Dallas Police Department said.

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