2 planes collide mid-air at California airport, killing 3

Three people were killed when two planes collided at a California airport, officials said Friday.

A single-engine Cessna 152 with one person on board and a twin-engine Cessna 340 with two people on board collided at Watsonville Municipal Airport around 3 p.m. local time Thursday. Transport Safety Board.

The other plane appeared to be in transit, the agency’s air safety inspector Fabian Salazar told reporters on Friday.

Both pilots and a passenger on board the Cessna 340 were killed. Their identities were not immediately released.

A dog in the Cessna 340 also died, Salazar said.

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Several people were killed when two small planes crashed at the Watsonville Municipal Airport.

City of Watsonville


According to reports, no one on the ground was injured Federal Aviation Administration.

However, the Cessna 340 crashed into a hangar, damaging an aircraft inside the building and catching fire after the crash, the FAA said.

According to officials, there is no air traffic control tower in the area.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the crash.

Watsonville Municipal Airport is located 45 miles south of San Jose.

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