Two planes collide. Fatalities have been reported

WATSONVILLE, CA – Two planes collided in Northern California while trying to land at a local airport Thursday, killing at least two of the three passengers, officials said.

The collision occurred at Watsonville Municipal Airport just before 3 p.m., according to a tweet from Watsonville. The city-owned airport does not have a control tower to guide the landing and take-off of aircraft.

There were two people aboard the twin-engine Cessna 340 and the pilot only aboard the single-engine Cessna 152 during the crash, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Officials say several deaths have been reported, but it was not immediately clear if anyone survived.

The FAA said in a statement that the pilots were on their final way to the airport when the collision occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: