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Early Analysis: Wings Over Dallas Midair Video


UPDATE: The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report (CEN23MA034) regarding the investigation into the mid-air at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (N7227C) and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra (N6763).

On November 12, 2022, a Bell P–63F Kingcobra and a Boeing B–17G Flying Fortress collided midair during the 2022 Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas. No one on the ground was injured. Sadly, all six people aboard the two airplanes died in the crash. Both WWII vintage airplanes were part of the Commemorative Air Force that produced the airshow.

Early Analysis: Wings over Dallas Midair, the AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) makes a preliminary assessment of the accident, addressing notable portions of the tragic flight and highlighting areas the NTSB will likely investigate to determine a probable cause.

Note: The NTSB has asked that anyone who has photos or videos of the accident send them to the NTSB via email ([email protected]).

Read AOPA news media coverage of this accident.

Visit ASI’s Collision Avoidance Resource Center.

AOPA Air Safety Institute staff

AOPA Air Safety Institute Staff members share a deep passion for aviation safety. As compassionate pilots, we bring together safety research, analysis, and knowledge in creative ways to share aviation safety education with you—with the ultimate goal of one day having zero fatal accidents in GA.
Topics: Accident, Collision Avoidance, Situational Awareness

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