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Dallas air show collision victim identified as former Keller city councilman and U.S. Army veteran. Five other victims also died when World War II-era bomber and fighter plane collided.

Keller, Texas, Mayor Armin Mizani identified one of the six people who died in a collision between two historical World War II-era military planes on Saturday as Terry Barker, a U.S. Army veteran and former Keller city councilman.

“Terry Barker was beloved by many. He was a friend and someone whose guidance I often sought,” Mizani wrote in a tribute to Barker on Sunday. “Even after retiring from serving on the City Council and flying for American Airlines, his love for community was unmistakable.”


A B-17 Flying Fortress bomber and a P-63 Kingcobra fighter plane collided on Saturday afternoon in Dallas during a Wings Over Dallas air show, which bills itself as “America’s Premier World War II Airshow.”

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The show was scheduled for Nov. 11-13 over Veterans Day weekend and included more than 40 World War II-era aircraft.

“Yesterday [Barker] was flying to honor the greatest generation,” Mayor Mizani said Sunday. “Today, the Field of Honor in front of Keller Town Hall will remain standing an additional week in his honor.”

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Keller is suburb of Fort Worth, located about 30 miles northwest of the scene of the crash on Saturday.