Who Is Pilot Len Root Killed In Dallas Airshow Crash, His Age, Family, Obituary

Who Is Pilot Len Root Killed In Dallas Airshow Crash, His Age, Family, Obituary
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Len Root was a pilot among 6 killed in Dallas airshow’s midair collision and he was known as a person who was living for flying

6 people tragically died when two historic military planes collided and crashed on the ground on Saturday 12th of November, at the Dallas air show. This crash occurred around 1.20 pm when the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided at the Wings over Dallas Airshow at Dallas Executive Airport.

Who Is Pilot Len Root Killed In Dallas Airshow Crash, His Age, Family, Obituary, Cause Of Death

The Allied Pilots Association of American Airlines pilots union announced on Twitter that 2 of its former members including Len Root were killed as they were on the B-17 during the crash. The other pilot who has lost his life has been identified as Terry Barker.

“We are shocked and saddened to report that former APA members CA Terry Barker and CA Len Root were among the crewmembers lost on the B-17 Flying Fortress during the Wings Over Dallas airshow.”

Len Root Professional Career And Tributes

‘Len Root was a Check Airman and the B-17 Flight Instructor’, stated Chris Sims who is a Captain at a Major US Airline on his Facebook handle. “Len was one of the last 757 captains, I flew with before upgrading to the Airbus. Len Root was an amazing guy and pilot too. I always enjoyed hanging around him and Aviation was in his soul.”

In a very heartbreaking message to Len, Rebekah Lowery, Len Root’s daughter wrote, “Our dad was one of the coolest pilots. He lived for flying, for going fast and easy. Planes, race cars, boats, motorcycles, you name it. My father was the most friendly, talkative, and charming guy among others. Writing more she lasts with Dad, we love you so much with all our hearts. We are shattered.”

“This is the start of a long process,” Michael Graham, an NTSB board member, stated that, at a press briefing in Texas, as per the New York Post.

A preliminary report of this accident is expected in another 4 to 6 weeks,” Graham stated. “Moreover, a full investigation lasts 12 to 18 months before a final report will be released.”

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