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Authorities say three dead in mid-air collision in Colorado

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17 Sep (News) — Three people were killed when two small planes collided in mid-air near Boulder, Colorado, authorities said on Saturday.

A single-engine Cessna 172 and another plane collided and crashed just before 9 a.m. near Vance Brand Airport in Longmont, Colorado, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN and the Washington Post.

Two of the victims were on board the Cessna while others were on the plane identified as Sonex Xenos by the National Transportation Safety Board, had an unknown number of people on board.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office told KUSA-TV in Denver that a total of three people were killed in the incident. Both aircraft were found close together in a field about 13 miles northeast of Boulder.

As of Saturday afternoon, none of the victims had been identified.

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