Authorities confirmed Thursday that many passengers were killed after two aircraft collided over a California airfield.
A single-engine Cessna 152 with one person on board and a twin-engine Cessna 340 with two people on board collided as they attempted to land at Watsonville Municipal Airport at 3 p.m. local time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Multiple casualties were reported in the crash, according to the Watsonville Fire Department. The victims’ identities were not immediately made public.
According to the FAA, nobody on the ground reported any injuries.
The collision will be looked into by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.
The distance between San Jose and Watsonville Municipal Airport is around 45 kilometers.