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B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by soccergorilla » Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:47 pm

Both planes lost as well as pilots.
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by D.R.H. » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:17 pm

The other aircraft was a Bell, P-63 KingCobra. Before the video is taken down: https://www.google.com/search?q=plane+c ... ERTwlOgcGk

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Post by Tapper02 » Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:41 pm

Terrible news!
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by tankanic » Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:35 pm

Tragic on every level. Been around lots of air shows and can see just how easily this could happen. Prayers for all family and friends involved!
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by W. Winget » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:25 pm

It appears the Cobra went through the mid fuselage section of the B17, the B17 then hit the deck within 2 seconds after being cut in half, it was low. The Cobra disintegrated when it hit coming from around 7' O'clock behind and slightly above on the port side of the B17.
Not sure if the B17 had passengers aboard at this point, but rules likely didn't allow them onboard.
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Post by gtbpappy » Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:19 pm

Was the CAF’s Texas Raiders B17. Sad to see. I flew in the 909 a few years ago.. sad that one is gone also.
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by Wolfman » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:26 am

Been a pilot for 52 years and one thing I know.
Flying is unforgiving.
Mistakes come with a price.
I could speculate all day on what happened but will never know.
One thing for sure.
This time, the end was tragic.
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Nov 17, 2022 11:29 am

Not a pilot, and don't want to be, but they did have an explanation that I saw. The pilot of the small plane sits directly over the wings, and the nose is very long, so he can't see below the plane, And he was coming into a turn to go back around over the field, and had his wings vertical, (banking?), so he could not see the bomber at all. Total of 6 died.
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Re: B-17 and another plane collide - crash in Dallas

Post by Lee Bishop » Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:10 pm

W. Winget wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:25 pm
It appears the Cobra went through the mid fuselage section of the B17, the B17 then hit the deck within 2 seconds after being cut in half, it was low. The Cobra disintegrated when it hit coming from around 7' O'clock behind and slightly above on the port side of the B17.
I've seen another photo which shows the upper portion of the fuselage of the B-17 was opened forward of the top turret, which means that the impact went into the flight deck. Seeing that and the damages to the wait gun positions (where the two spotters likely were at the time), well, you can figure out what I mean there.
I just hope it was quick and they had no idea.
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