At least three people were killed in a mid-air collision in Boulder County, Colorado, on Saturday.
An aircraft and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided near Vance Brand Airport in Longmon just before 9 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration reported. Longmont is about 30 minutes away from Boulder.
Two people were aboard the Cessna 172, according to the FAA. FAA officials have not confirmed how many people were aboard the second aircraft, described as a Sonex Xenos by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
A spokesperson for the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that both passengers in the Cessna 172 died on the scene. When first responders arrived to the scene of the crash, the sheriff’s office confirmed that one occupant of the other aircraft was also dead.
First responders discovered two separate crash sites, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
In the search, the first aircraft was located on the south side of Niwot Road, and the second aircraft on the north side.
Despite police efforts, the identities of the three victims of the crash have not yet been determined.
There is an investigation underway by the FAA and the NTSB into the crash.
For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:
- Three reported dead in mid-air collision in Boulder County CBS News
- RAW: Sky9 footage shows downed second plane from collision in Boulder County 9NEWS
- Three people are dead after a mid-air plane collision in Colorado CNN
- 3 confirmed dead after mid-air collision in Boulder County 9News.com KUSA
- Colorado plane crash: 3 killed after mid-air plane collision KHOU 11