According to the US civil aviation regulator, two people were on board a Cessna 340 and a third was in a Cessna 152.
Two small planes crashed Thursday over a California airport, local authorities announced, reporting several deaths, but without further details for the moment.
According to the US 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 fatalities, without further details.
The FAA only said that no one was injured on the ground.
An investigation will be carried out by the US transportation safety agency, the NTSB.