3 dead after 2 small planes collide mid-air, authorities say

At a California airfield on Thursday, two tiny planes collided in the air, killing three passengers, according to police.

Officials reported that the accident happened just before 3 p.m. local time at Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville,

a rural region about 50 miles south of San Jose.

According to a post on social media by the mayor of Watsonville, the two aircraft were attempting to land when they collided. It stated, "We have reports of several fatalities."

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