At around 3 p.m. local time, a single-engine Cessna 152 with one person on board and a twin-engine Cessna 340 with two people on board collided as they were attempting to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
The Watsonville Fire Department confirmed there were multiple casualties in the collision. The identities of those killed were not immediately released.
A collision between two small planes has resulted in “multiple casualties”, according to officials.
The incident occurred at a California airport as three people were on board the two planes that collided.
According to officials, the crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. local time at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville as a single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 34 both attempted to land but tragically crashed.
There were no injuries reported to anyone on the ground, according to the FAA. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.