Watsonville plane crash: 3 people die after 2 planes collide at California airport, authorities say

According to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 collided during their final descent. One person was aboard the Cessna 152 and two people aboard the Cessna 340, the FAA said.

No one was injured on the ground, the FAA added. A pet aboard one of the planes was also killed, Montesino said.

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Reports of the incident came in just before 3 p.m., according to a Twitter after from the city.

The town of Watsonville is about an hour south of San Jose.

in a later time pronunciation, city ​​officials said they were “absolutely saddened to hear about the tragic incident that took the lives of several people.”

“The City of Watsonville extends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of those who have passed away,” the statement said.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating, the FAA statement said. In a message on Twitter, the NTSB confirmed it was investigating the mid-air collision.

It is not clear what caused the two planes to collide.

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