3 people killed when 2 planes collide in mid-air while trying to land

Three people were killed when two planes collided over a California airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

On Thursday around 3 p.m. local time, a single-engine Cessna 152 with one person on board and a twin-engine Cessna 340 with two people on board collided while trying to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport, the FAA said in a statement.

Both pilots and the passenger of the Cessna 340 were killed. Their identities were not immediately released.

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Several people were killed after two small planes crashed at Watsonville Municipal Airport.

City of Watsonville


No one on the ground was injured, according to the FAA.

However, the Cessna 340 crashed into a hangar, damaging an aircraft in the building and igniting a fire after the crash, the FAA said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Watsonville Municipal Airport is located about 75 miles south of San Jose.

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