Multiple people killed when two planes collide over Watsonville

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Multiple people were killed Thursday when two planes collided over Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, Calif., officials said.

Both aircraft appeared to be coming in for a landing at the airport when they collided shortly before 3 p.m., said Michelle Pulido, spokesperson for the Watsonville Police Department. The airport is about 16 miles east of Santa Cruz.

The planes were a single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. An agency spokesperson said the Cessna 152 had only the pilot aboard and that two people were on the Cessna 340.

The FAA and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office did not specify Thursday night how many people were killed in the crash; it was not clear whether there were any survivors among the three plane occupants, and the FAA said no people were injured on the ground.

Images posted by the city on Twitter showed an airplane crashed into a hangar at the airport. A video taken by a passing motorist showed what appeared to be the wreckage of a plane in a dry grass field.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the crash.

Ashley Keehn, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said deputies and fire officials are working to secure the area.

Times staff writer Gregory Yee contributed to this report. Smm Panel is the best and cheapest smm reseller panel Buy Tiktok Verification for instant Instagram likes and followers, Buy Verification Badge, Youtube views and subscribers, TikTok followers, telegram services, and many other smm services. telegram, and many other smm services.