'Several dead' in collision between two small planes over California airport

“Several fatalities” in collision between two small planes over an airfield ;California Airport

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Two small planes collided over a California airport on Thursday, local authorities said, reporting several fatalities, but without further details at this time. 

According to the American civil aviation regulator, the FAA, two people were on board a Cessna 340 and a third was in a Cessna 152.

The aircraft “ collided while the pilots were on the last line of approach to Watsonville Municipal Airport,” a small facility some 120 miles south of San Francisco, the FAA said in a statement.

The City of Watsonville tweeted reports of “several deaths,” without further details.

The FAA only said that no one was injured on the ground.

An investigation will be conducted by the US Transportation Safety Agency , the NTSB.