The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress from World War Two and the Bell P-63 Kingcobra fighter were flying at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport when the incident occurred, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Airport officials reported the incident on Twitter, but the number of passengers on board the two aircraft was not immediately known, according to the FAA. Emergency crews flocked to the crash site.
Coates stated that there is only one pilot on board the P-63, but he would not disclose how many passengers were on board at the time of the crash, their names, or their conditions.
Social media users recorded videos of the tragedy as it happened, showing the two planes colliding and crashing on the ground before bursting into flames. Live aerial footage captured the scene of the incident, which was an area of browned grass covered in aircraft debris.
According to officials, investigations were started by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), with the NTSB assuming the lead and giving updates.