'Multiple Fatalities' Reported After 2 Planes Collide Mid-Air Above Calif. Airport: City Officials

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are exploring the accident By Olivia Jakiel Published on August 19, 2022 12:29 AM

This photograph given by KION-TV shows different organizations answering Watsonville Municipal Airport, northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, Calif. after 2 planes endeavoring to land crashed on Thursday, Aug. 

Numerous individuals have kicked the bucket after two little planes impacted mid-air in Watsonville, California, on Thursday, authorities said.

"Different offices answered Watsonville Municipal Airport after 2 planes endeavoring to land impacted. We have reports of various fatalities," read a tweet presented on the City of Watsonville's true Twitter page. "Report came in at 2:56pm. Examination is in progress, updates to follow."

In an explanation to PEOPLE, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said a solitary motor Cessna 152 and a twin-motor Cessna 340 crashed while the pilots were "on their last methodologies" to Watsonville Municipal Airport, situated around 50 miles south of San Jose.

One individual was ready the Cessna 152 and two individuals were ready the Cessna 340. No wounds were accounted for to anybody on the ground," the assertion kept, adding that the FAA will research the accident with the assistance of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).