3 Dead After Two Planes Collided Mid-air at a California Airport

An incident of two planes collidation took place at California Airport on Thrusday.

3 people are dead after two small planes collided mid-air at a California airport.

The crash occurred little before 3 p.m. local time at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, an agricultural area located about 50 miles south of San Jose.

A single-engine Cessna 152 and a twin-engine Cessna 340 "collided while the pilots were on their final approaches," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

The people who are dead after planes collidation were one person was in the Cessna 152 and two were in the Cessna 340 as per agency report.

However, no injuries were reported to anyone on the ground.

Based on preliminary information, it appears one aircraft was operating in the traffic pattern, and the other was coming in to land, Fabian Salazar, an air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters during a briefing on Friday.