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Multiple people dead as two planes collide in midair and emergency crews race to the scene English Headline


THREE people have died in a two-plane collision as emergency crews raced to the scene.

Two planes were flying over Boulder County, Colorado when they struck each other.

Two planes collided resulting in the deaths of three people on Saturday morning

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Two planes collided resulting in the deaths of three people on Saturday morningCredit: News 9 NBC
Both planes were found within blocks of each other in Boulder County, Colorado

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Both planes were found within blocks of each other in Boulder County, ColoradoCredit: News 9 NBC

Emergency crews responded around 10am after the collision was reported to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) at 8.54am on Saturday.

Both planes were found in fields, blocks away from each other in the city of Longmont.

The first plane was found on the south side of Niwot Road.

Responders found two people inside the plane and pronounced them dead upon arrival.

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The second plane was found a few blocks back on the north side of the road and police found another dead body inside.

One of the planes was identified as a single-engine Cessna 172, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The other aircraft type is unknown at this time.

No victims have been identified as of yet, however, this accident is still under investigation.

Family members will be notified before their names are released to the public.

Niwot Road and Highway 287 at Niwot Road are closed as Mountain View Fire Rescue and BCSO investigate.

Besides BSCO, Colorado State Patrol, Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue, and Boulder Rural Rescue responded to the crash sites.

The U.S. Sun reached out to police for an update but has not received a response by the time of publication.

There was also no response from the district’s commissioner, Marta Loachamin, before publication.

More to follow…For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online.

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