BREAKING NEWS: Multiple dead as two small planes smash into each other in mid air before one plummets into field and other crashes through hangar in California
- Multiple fatalities were reported after two planes collided while attempting to land at the Watsonville Municipal Airport, in California, on Thursday
At least three people have died after two planes collided over Watsonville, California, on Thursday afternoon.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported that a single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 crashed into each other while the pilots were attempting to land at the Watsonville Municipal Airport at around 3 p.m.
One of the planes plummeted into an adjacent field while the other slammed into a hangar.
The single-engine plane had one person on board and the other had two people on board, city officials said, confirming multiple fatalities.
City officials confirmed the crash happened just before 3 p.m. and left multiple people dead
The investigation over the crash is being led by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board, which are being assisted by Watsonville police and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials are expected to give a briefing about the incident at 6 p.m. PST.
This is a developing story.