Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport on Thursday, killing at least two of the three passengers, officials said Thursday.
The planes were trying to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport when they collided with each other just before 3 p.m., according to Watsonville city officials.
The city did not give the exact number of dead. The FAA said one person was aboard the single-engine Cessna 152 and two people were on the twin-engine Cessna 340, the second aircraft in the accident.
A picture of the aftermath of the accident released by the city shows a building with a collapsed exterior wall while parts of the plane were inside.
Multiple agencies responded to Watsonville Municipal Airport after two planes attempting to land collided. We have reports of multiple deaths.
The report came at 2:56 pm.
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The cause of the accident was not clear. The city said an investigation was underway.
The accident occurred at Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, California, a town of more than 50,000 residents located about 80 kilometers south of San Jose.
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Multiple deaths after a mid-air plane crash at Watsonville Airport.
City officials say it happened as the two planes were trying to land around 3 p.m.
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