Two planes collide and crash at a WWII air show in Texas

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Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have launched investigations to clarify the causes of the events

Two planes collide and crash at a World War II air show in Texas

Two planes have collided in mid-flight this Saturday at a commemorative air show of the Second World Warin Dallas (Texas, United States), as reported by federal authorities.

The two planes, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and a fighter Bell P-63 Kingcobra, have collided and crashed at the Wings Over Dallas Air Show, at Dallas Executive Airport, at 1:20 p.m. :20 Spanish time), explained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a brief statement.

Debris from the collision fell onto southbound Highway 67, according to a report by CNN affiliate WFAA. In addition, the lanes in both directions of the road were closed after the incident, according to the Dallas Police Department.

At the moment, the emergency teams are responding to the accident, airport officials have stated on Twitter. It's not there either. clear how many people were on board the two planes, the FAA has exposed.

Videos posted on social media show how the two planes collide and crash on the ground shortly after< /strong>, engulfed in flames.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have launched investigations, and the latter has taken the initiative and provided updated information, according to the authorities.

The Dallas Mayor, Eric Johnson, has lamented the accident in a tweet after the crash: “As many of you have already seen, we had a terrible tragedy in our city today during an airshow. Many details are still unknown or unconfirmed at this time”.

“The videos are heartbreaking. Please pray for the souls who went to heaven to entertain and educate our families today & rdquor ;, Johnson said in another tweet.