March 31, 2023
Collision of planes and the death of three people in America: 'scary'

Collision of planes and the death of three people in America: ‘scary’

Two small planes collided and three people died yesterday in California (USA). According to North American television network CNN and NBC News, the accident occurred near Watsonville Municipal Airport and there were no casualties on the ground – only those on board the flights were injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that the aircraft models were Cessna 152 single-engine and twin-engine Cessna 340, which collided during their final landing. The FAA said one person was on board the Cessna 152 and there were two people on board the Cessna 340.

“There are fatalities between the two planes,” Lieutenant Patrick Demick of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Watsonville Mayor Eduardo Montesino said a pet on board one of the two planes also died.

Locals also reported a “gurgling” and mourned the deaths.

Josh Barry said, “I heard a big bang, it sounded like a car accident. It’s really scary. It’s right next door to my house, and it could have hit any dwelling.” “In the blink of an eye I saw the other plane and it collided. It was as if the faster plane passed through the smaller plane,” Cam Primavera said.

Aviation expert Mike McCarron explained that Watsonville, like many smaller airports, is an uncontrolled airport, which means there is no control tower. “The pilots themselves are clearing the airspace for all of their maneuvers,” he said.

Watsonville City Hall offered condolences to the family. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic incident that claimed so many lives. The City of Watsonville extends its deepest condolences to the friends and families of those who passed away.”

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct an investigation into what happened in the crash that killed the three people.