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Two planes collide mid-air at US airport


Multiple fatalities were reported in the United States after two small aeroplanes were involved in a mid-air collision at the California airport.

According to the reports, the federal aviation authorities disclosed that two people were on board a twin-engine Cessna 340, and one person was flying in a single-engine Cessna 152.

AFP reported that the planes “collided while the pilots were on their final approaches to Watsonville Municipal Airport,” a small facility around 80 miles (130 kilometres) south of San Francisco.

“No injuries were reported to anyone on the ground,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The FAA statement did not specify whether all three people on board the planes had died.

The City of Watsonville’s official social media accounts reported “multiple fatalities.”

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead an investigation