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Terrible air collision in Dallas today.

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Terrible air collision in Dallas today.
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:18 PM

We lost 6 good people today. At an airshow in Dallas a P-63 collided with a B-17 severing the plane in two right behind the wings. All lives onboard both planes were lost in less than a second. Terrible news for all those people. God rest their soles, peace be with thier families.

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, November 13, 2022 4:28 AM

It's such a terrible accident it even made it to the news in Poland... Which B-17 was it? There are not many of them left...

I wonder how something like that could happen?

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, November 13, 2022 6:25 AM

Pawel
Which B-17 was it? There are not many of them left...

It was the Commemorative Air Force's "Texas Raiders."

An incredible (and way-too-preventable) tragedy.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, November 13, 2022 7:01 AM

UhOh!

       My heart goes out to thise who lost someone at the Dallas,Tx. Airshow. I was, years ago a supporter of the "Razorback Wing" of the Commerative A.F. when I was at home in Arkansas. They were based at Pine Bluff, Ar. I do remember the "Texas Raiders", in passing. Again, My prayers for those families AND all those on the ground who had to witness such a horrific cutting short of peoples lives!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, November 13, 2022 7:22 AM

Pawel

It's such a terrible accident it even made it to the news in Poland... Which B-17 was it? There are not many of them left...

I wonder how something like that could happen?

Paweł

 

The P-63 was making a high-speed, turning pass down the left side of the B-17, and his turn wasn't tight enough.  They were nearly parallel to each other when the collision occurred, with the leading edge of left wing of the P-63 hitting the trailing edge of the left wing of the B-17.  That severed the left wings of both aircraft.  Pretty sure the P-63 pilot was killed instantly because it looked like the cockpit area went through the propeller on the left inboard engine of the B-17.

Rest in peace, aviators.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 13, 2022 9:28 AM

From all the videos of the collision, the P-63 impacted the B-17 just behind the wing into the fuselage and cut the ship in two. The wings and forward fuselage of the B-17 came down as one unit, while the tail fell to earth separately. The P-63 disintegrated upon impact.

A true tragedy for all involved- the aircrews, their families & friends, and the spectators present.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 13, 2022 9:32 AM

That's terrible and tragic. 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, November 13, 2022 10:31 AM

I saw this last night.  So sad and tragic.  Thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

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Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, November 13, 2022 10:43 AM

I know this would be a contentious issue, but we are loosing too many if these birds!  I would like to see any vintage aircraft owned by museum or collective organization not fly their warbirds.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:11 PM

missileman2000

I know this would be a contentious issue, but we are loosing too many if these birds!  I would like to see any vintage aircraft owned by museum or collective organization not fly their warbirds.

 

 

Thats a tough choice. Nothing beats seeing them in the air, but each of these flyable WWII aircraft is essentially priceless. The rule makers surely need to rethink any flying displays in light of this event and forbid similar close proximity multi column flybys as was being attempted here.

 

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Posted by fox on Sunday, November 13, 2022 2:48 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out for all those involved in the accident.

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