Image of the plane crash incident in California. Credit: [email protected]
A crash over Watsonville Municipal Airport in California resulted in the deaths of three passengers.
According to local reports, three people died on the afternoon of Thursday, August 18, after an incident involving two light aircraft colliding over Watsonville Municipal Airport, California. One plane is reported to have crashed into a hangar while the other fell into a nearby field.
City officials confirmed there was one passenger on one of the planes and two others on the other plane. Watsonville is located approximately 50 miles south of the city of San Jose in an agricultural region.
A statement released by the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the crash occurred around 2:56 p.m. local time. “A single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 collided while the pilots were on final approach,” he said. No injuries on the ground were reported.
Speaking on behalf of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, a spokesperson said the force responded to reports of a mid-air collision. The crash site was located near the airport on Aviation Way, and the Watsonville Police Department later secured the location.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, as reported by abcnews.go.com.
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