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2 small planes collide mid-air in Florida, killing 2 people

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 07:36:04-04

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after their single-engine airplanes collided mid-air over the central Florida coast.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2nLBJ45 ) that the planes crashed into a wooded area near Edgewater on Saturday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration says one of the planes was a Cessna 170 and the other an "unidentified experimental aircraft."

A witness told the newspaper that she saw the planes collide around 8:45 a.m. while flying in formation with several other planes.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were at the crash site.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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