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2 planes collide over California, killing 3

An investigator walks through the wreckage of one of two planes involved in the mid-air collision.
An investigator walks through the wreckage of one of two planes involved in the mid-air collision.  


From Patty Davis
CNN Washington Bureau

CARLSBAD, California (CNN) -- Two small planes collided while attempting to land in Carlsbad, California, killing at least three people -- two on one plane and one in the other, said police.

Debris was strewn over a field about a mile northwest of Carlsbad.

Witnesses told police they saw both planes traveling in an easterly direction before they collided at 12:57 p.m. (3:57 p.m. EDT).

No one on the ground was injured, police said.

The planes were flying under visual flight rules, meaning they did not have to file a flight plan, "but they were in contact with air traffic control because they were landing," said FAA spokesman Laura Brown in Washington.



 
 
 
 


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