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murder
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Sat Nov 12 15:47:30
On Camera, B-17 Bomber Collides With Another Plane Mid-Air At US Airshow

The collision occurred during the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show.

Two aircraft - a Boeing B-17 bomber and a smaller plane - collided mid-air at an air show in Dallas on Saturday, immediately falling to the ground and bursting into flames.

The condition of the pilots in both the aircraft is yet to be determined, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was quoted as saying.

Dramatic visuals captured by people attending the airshow show the bigger B-17 bomber flying, not very high from the ground, in a straight line, while the smaller plane - a Bell P-63 Kingcobra, hurtling in its direction from the left. The smaller plane crashes on top of the B-17, a World War II-era plane, and immediately the two aircraft break apart into pieces, visuals show.

Within a couple of seconds, the planes are on the ground, covered in a ball of fire.

The collision occurred during the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas show, Associated Press reported, adding that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were launching investigations.

The B-17, a four-engined bomber, played a major role in winning the air war against Germany in World War II. With a workhorse reputation, it became one of the most produced bombers ever. The P-63 Kingcobra was a fighter aircraft developed during the same war by Bell Aircraft but used in combat only by the Soviet Air Force.

One of the last major crashes of a B-17 was on October 2, 2019, when seven people died in an accident at an airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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obaminated
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Sat Nov 12 16:39:47
Rip
Sam Adams
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Sat Nov 12 18:23:10
Well that video is horrific
nhill
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Mon Nov 14 20:55:04
No way anyone survived that
nhill
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Mon Nov 14 20:56:43
Wonder if they had ForeFlight in the cockpit. We often can provide data in instances like this (e.g. Kobe Bryant crash)
Sam Adams
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Mon Nov 14 21:56:46
Not much needed to figure this one out. That fuckhead in the fighter needed to dip his wing and see what he was turning into before turning.
nhill
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Mon Nov 14 22:04:47
Fair point. RIP
murder
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Tue Nov 15 02:16:54

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C342dfNPCyg
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