September 28, 2022

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At least 2 dead in plane crash in California

Two planes collided while trying to land at a local airport in Northern California on Thursday, killing at least two of the three people on board, officials said Thursday.

According to Watsonville city officials, the planes were attempting to land at the Watsonville Municipal Airport when they collided shortly before 3 p.m.

The city did not provide an exact death toll. The Federal Aviation Agency said one person was on board the single-engine Cessna 152 and two people were on board the second plane that crashed, a twin-engine Cessna 340.

A photo of the aftermath of the crash shared by the city shows the plane’s outer wall collapsing while parts remain inside.

The cause of the accident is unknown. An investigation is underway, residents said.

The crash occurred at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, California, a city of more than 50,000 people about 80 kilometers south of San Jose.

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