Watsonville plane crash: At least two individuals have died when two planes collided at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in midair, according to authorities.
One jet from the Northern California disaster ended up in bits in a field, and another one tore through a hangar.
According to the mayor of Watsonville, the crash was reported to emergency personnel before 3 p.m. PST on Thursday.
The FAA said that during the pilots’ final approaches, a single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 collided.
The Cessna 152 carried one person, whereas the Cessna 340 carried two.
The FAA stated that no one was hurt while on the ground but did not go into detail regarding the health of the passengers.
At least two airliner passengers perished, officials informed KTLA.
Still unclear are the victims’ identities.
Witnesses claimed to have seen the planes collision at a height of about 200 feet.
The twin-engine plane “made a hard right” before hitting the wing of the smaller aircraft,” according to Franky Herrera, who was driving past the airport at the time, as reported by the Mercury News.
The wreckage of one aircraft that crashed into a hangar was shockingly captured in photographs published by the City of Watsonville.
A second small plane in bits on a field was surrounded by emergency personnel in NBC video.