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    FAA Announces Major Investigation as Details of Texas Air Show Disaster Emerge

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    The tragedy that occurred on Saturday when two World War II-era aircraft collided and plummeted while performing at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow is being looked at by federal authorities.

    Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins posted a heartbreaking update about the accident on Twitter on Sunday:

    “According to our Dallas County Medical Examiner, there are a total of 6 fatalities from yesterday’s Wings over Dallas air show incident,” Jenkins reported.

    Around 1:20 pm, the horrible accident happened. local time, according to a statement the Federal Aviation Administration gave to many media sources.

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation into the event, the FAA and NTSB both confirmed. The FAA further stated that the only casualties were those on board the aircraft. On the ground, nobody was hurt.

    “Authorities will continue working today on the investigation and identification of the deceased,” Jenkins stated on Twitter. “Please pray for their families and all involved.”

    Below are pictures from several perspectives of the incident:

    Here’s another view, where you can hear the spectator’s audible shock and horror:

    And now for a much more detailed look at the incident:

    Eric Johnson, the mayor of Dallas, addressed the incident on Twitter and, like Jenkins, requested prayers.

    “The videos are heartbreaking. Please, say a prayer for the souls who took to the sky to entertain and educate our families today,” Johnson said.

    It would be negligent to omit mentioning the historical treasures that were also lost in the disaster, even though the lives lost do and should take precedence.

    A Bell P-63 Kingcobra and a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the two aircraft that crashed, both perished in the incident. Even though it was a U.S. fighter, the Kingcobra was mostly utilized by Soviet forces. One of the most recognizable bombers in the American arsenal was the B-17. In fact, the majority of B-17s were destroyed after World War II, based on a statement given to CBS News by Boeing.

    More on this story via The Western Journal

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