Tragedy at Texas Air Show: WWII Bomber Collides with Fighter in Midair, Fireballs on Impact

Tragedy has struck at a Texas airshow, with two antique aircraft colliding in midair.

A World War II-era P-63 Kingcobra fighter struck a Boeing B-17 bomber during the air show in Dallas on Saturday, according to KXAS-TV.

Cellphone video of the catastrophic crash reveals the fighter approaching the bomber from above, possibly out of the bomber pilot’s line of sight.

Both planes plummeted to the ground in pieces after the collision and exploded on impact.

Observers reacted to the crash with shock.

“I honestly can’t believe that we witnessed that,” spectator Morgan Curry said.

Information regarding casualties hadn’t been released an hour after the crash.

One Texas photographer indicated on Twitter that the crews of both aircraft were killed in the collision.

The Federal Aviation Authority and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the circumstances of the crash, according to KXAS.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.