On Thursday afternoon, two aeroplanes collided in midair as they were nearing the runway, resulting in the deaths of three people, according to the authorities in US.
A Cessna 152 with a single engine and a Cessna 340 with two engines collided head-on at 2:56 p.m. both aircraft were destroyed.
As they were coming in for their last landings at the airport, according to a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, they were in the process of approaching the airport.
According to the statement made by the spokesperson, there was only one person on board the Cessna 152, however there were two people on board the Cessna 340.
It was uncertain what their ailments were. According to the accounts, nobody who was on the ground was injured.
At around 2:54 p.m., the pilot of the twin-engine aircraft reported over the radio that they were a mile out and moving at approximately 200 miles per hour.
At 2:55 p.m., a third pilot gave a warning about the crash to the other pilots.
According to Max Trescott, a general aviation pilot who is 50 years old and has been a teacher for 22 years and who routinely flies into and out of the Watsonville airport, a collision in midair is highly unusual.
In the seconds preceding up to the accident, the larger plane was reportedly flying at a cruise speed of 178 knots, which Trescott described as being “very rapid.” Data from the pilot indicate this.