World: Dallas air show collision: Who are the 6 victims killed?

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All six victims killed during a Dallas air show over the weekend when two historic World War II aircraft collided in midair were identified on Monday as investigators said it was still too early to tell what caused the accident.

The Commemorative Air Force confirmed the names of the B-17 Flying Fortress and P-63 Kingcobra flight crews killed in the accident at the Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow on Saturday.

The five crew members aboard the B-17 included Terry Barker, Leonard "Len" Root, Curt Rowe, Kevin "K5" Michels and Dan Ragan. The pilot of the P-63 was identified as Craig Hutain.

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Here is what we know about the six victims so far:

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Terry Barker was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Terry Barker was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force

Barker was an Army veteran who flew helicopters during his military service. He later worked for American Airlines for 36 years before retiring in 2020, Keller, Texas, Mayor Armin Mizani said.

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Barker was also a husband, father and former Keller city councilman.

Len Root was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Len Root was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force

Root was also a retired American Airlines pilot. The Allied Pilots Association said both Root and Barker were retired members.

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Curt Rowe was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Curt Rowe was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force

Maj. Curtis J. Rowe, a member of the Ohio Wing Civil Air Patrol, was a crew chief on the B-17.

The Ohio Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) said Rowe served with the volunteer auxiliary for more than 30 years.

Rowe held every possible air crew rating and earned his Command Pilot Rating. He served in multiple positions at both squadron and wing levels during his decades of experience, including Safety Officer Operations Officer, the CAP said. His most recent position was Ohio Wing Maintenance Officer.

Rowe, of Hilliard, Ohio, did air shows several times a year because he fell in love with WWII aircraft, his brother-in-law Andy Keller told The Associated Press.

Kevin Michels was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Kevin Michels was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force

Michels was identified as one of the crew members aboard the B-17.

Dallas airshow disaster caught on video as planes collide in mid-air

  Dallas airshow disaster caught on video as planes collide in mid-air Two planes in Texas collided in midair during the Commemorative Air Force air event at Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday afternoon. The accident took place during the Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow at 1:25 p.m."A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas around 1:20 p.m. local time Saturday," the Federal Aviation Administration said. "At this time, it is unknown how many people were on both aircraft."WARNING: This footage is graphic.

Dan Ragan was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Dan Ragan was aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress. Commemorative Air Force

Ragan was identified as one of the crew members aboard the B-17.

Dallas air show collision kills 6; authorities working to ID victims, officials say

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He was a Korean War veteran, FOX4 Dallas Fort-Worth reported.

Craig Hutain was flying the single pilot P-63 Kingcobra. Commemorative Air Force © Commemorative Air Force Craig Hutain was flying the single pilot P-63 Kingcobra. Commemorative Air Force

Houston-based pilot Craig Hutain was flying the single pilot P-63 Kingcobra, FOX4 reported.

Hutain was a pilot for United Airlines and was planning to retire in a few years.

In this photo provided by Larry Petterborg, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collide in the midair during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas on Saturday. Larry Petterborg via AP © Larry Petterborg via AP In this photo provided by Larry Petterborg, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collide in the midair during an airshow at Dallas Executive Airport in Dallas on Saturday. Larry Petterborg via AP

Several videos posted on social media showed the fighter plane appearing to fly into the bomber, causing them to quickly crash to the ground and setting off a large ball of fire and smoke.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were investigating the cause of the collision.

Investigators will examine the wreckage from both aircraft, conduct interviews of crews present at the air show and obtain pilot training and aircraft maintenance records.

"We’ll look at everything that we can and we’ll let the evidence basically lead us to the appropriate conclusions. At this point, we will not speculate" on the cause, NTSB member Michael Graham during a news conference.

A preliminary report from the NTSB is expected in four to six weeks, while a final report will take up to 18 months to complete.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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