Some people are feared dead in an accident when two small planes collided while trying to land at an airfield in Santa Cruz County, California, US. An investigation is underway by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA.
Watsonville: A case of two small aircraft collided has come to light in California, USA. Some people are feared dead after two small planes collided while trying to land at an airfield in Santa Cruz County, California. An investigation is underway by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA. The accident happened at Watsonville Municipal Airport at around 2.56 pm. According to city officials, several agencies reached the spot around 3.37 pm.
Multiple agencies responded to Watsonville Municipal Airport after 2 planes attempting to land collided. We have reports of multiple fatalities.
Report came in at 2:56pm.
Investigation is underway, updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/pltHIAyw5p
— City of Watsonville (@WatsonvilleCity) August 18, 2022
“Multiple agencies responded to Watsonville Municipal Airport after 2 planes attempting to land collided. We have reports of multiple fatalities,” the city officials said in a statement posted via Twitter.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), one person was on board the Cessna 152 while two people were on board the Cessna 340. The crash occurred while the planes were trying to land at a small airport in the city of Watsonville, California. Suddenly the two collided. Officials said Watsonville Municipal Airport is located about 50 miles south of downtown San Jose. It is an agricultural area. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said it had received a report of the plane colliding on Aviation Way near the airport.
Two days ago, a single-engine Cessna plane made an emergency landing on the 91 freeway in Southern California. On landing, the plane collided with a pickup truck on the road. The plane was blown up. After that it caught fire.
Earlier, a small plane made an emergency landing in North Carolina, USA. His pilot had fallen from a height of 4000 feet in the air before landing. However, his investigation is on whether there was a technical fault in the plane or the pilot had jumped intentionally. According to media reports, the small plane, which was flying 23-year-old pilot Charles Hugh Crooks, has a capacity of 10 passengers. Thankfully no one was in it then.