Two Planes Collide During Air Show - Dallas, TX
Two planes collided during the Wings Over Dallas World War II Air Show last Saturday causing six confirmed deaths.
At 1:20pm, during what was supposed to be a lighthearted commemoration for World War II, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided. According to videos that have surfaced online, the incident was caused when the P-63 turned into the B-17 splitting the other plane in half. The identities of the aviators that were killed in the collision were released last Monday as Terry Barker, Craig Hutain, Kevin "K5" Michels, Dan Ragan, Curt Rowe and Leonard "Len" Root. Luckily, no one on the ground was injured. A member of the National Transportation and Safety Board, Michael Graham reported that he will continue to look into all potential factors that could’ve caused the collision. Len Root’s family have set up a GoFundMe to try to raise money for a memorial taking place on December 3rd.
This brings to light the concern for whether there were malfunctions within the aircraft that could have resulted in a wrongful death case. In the case of malfunctioning equipment during the routine air show, this could be a result from poor maintenance and having a lawyer representation could ensure that no one is left without what they legally deserve.
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