Victims named in Dallas air show crash; NTSB investigation in progress


The National Transportation Safety Board, which is handling the investigation, said there were five crew members on the Boeing B -17 Flying Fortress and one pilot on the Bell P-633

DALLAS (AP) — Officials have released the names of the six people killed in a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show.

The Commemorative Air Force, which put on the show, on Monday identified the victims as: Terry Barker, Craig Hutain, Kevin “K5” Michels, Dan Ragan, Leonard “Len” Root, and Curt Rowe.

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They died Saturday when a World War II-era bomber and a fighter plane collided and crashed in a ball of flames, horrifying spectators who had gathered for the air show, which opened on Veterans’ Day.

Several videos posted on social media show the fighter plane flying into the bomber.

Armin Mizani, the major of Keller, Texas, said Barker was a retired pilot who lived in Keller, a town of 50,000, where many of the residents know each other.

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“It’s definitely a big loss in our community,” he said. “We’re grieving.”

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