September 25, 2022

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California: Two planes collided while trying to land at the airport

Two small planes collided at a California airport Thursday, local officials said, resulting in multiple deaths.

Federal aviation officials said two people were in the twin-engine Cessna 340 and a third was flying a single-engine Cessna 152.

The planes collided while the pilots were “on final approach” to the small amenity of Watsonville Municipal Airport, about 80 miles south of San Francisco.

“No injuries were reported on the ground,” it said Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a statement to AFP.

The FAA did not say whether everyone on board was killed.

However, official accounts from the city of Watsonville on social media reported “multiple deaths”.

The National Transportation Safety Board will direct the investigation.

The plane appeared to have hit a pickup truck, but no one on the ground was injured in the city, located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of downtown. San Diego.

Later, the pilot of the ultralight plane was seriously injured when it crashed into a building at Camarillo Airport in Ventura County, about 60 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Another accident in California

This is not the first case of an accident California In August, starting on the 10th of that month, a small plane caught fire after making an emergency landing on a busy highway in the area. Despite car traffic on all sides, the pilot managed to land the plane without injuring himself or the motorists. The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.

Images circulating on social media show how the plane accidentally crashed into the runway but failed to damage any vehicles traveling on the highway in California.

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(With information from AFP)

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