2 planes crash head-on in California
At least two people died in the incident and an investigation is underway.
At least two people were killed when two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of California on Thursday.
The incident took place around 3pm local time in Watsonville, California after two planes attempted to land at the local airport in California.
The airport does not have a control tower for landing and take-off while the incident is under investigation.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there were two people in the twin-engine Cessna 340 and only the pilot in the single-engine Cessna 152 at the time of the crash. No one on the ground was injured.
The airport has four runways and handles more than 300 flights, according to its website.
It handles more than 55,000 operations per year and is frequently used by recreational aircraft and agricultural businesses.
Pictures and videos posted on social media show a small plane wrecked on the airport’s lawn
According to reports, a witness said the planes were about 61 meters above the ground when they collided.