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Flying Fortress that Crashed in Texas had Visited Evansville

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The mid-air collision in Dallas killed six people

One of the historic planes that crashed at an air show in Dallas had visited Evansville as recently as last year. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Officials say the B-17 Flying Fortress involved in the deadly crash over the weekend is the same plane that visited the Evansville Wartime Museum in July 2021.

It also made previous visits to Evansville

The large four-engine craft collided with a smaller P-63 Kingcobra fighter plane during Saturday’s Wings Over Dallas airshow in Texas.

Six people were killed when the planes collided, fell to the ground, and burst into flames. Officials said no paying customers were on the planes.

The B-17 was a major component of U.S. air power during World War II.