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May 9, 2011

Two Killed as Planes Collide Over New York

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Two small planes crashed in a wooded area of Orange County, New York on Monday afternoon, state police said. Both pilots—one on each plane—were killed.

The planes, both single-engine, four-seat Pipers, apparently collided in midair.

Plexiglass from one of the crashed aircraft

Plexiglass from one of the crashed aircraft. (Photo by <a href=http://lockerz.com/s/100310421>Brian Thompson</a>)

A spokesman for Troop F of the New York State Police said the accident happened at around 3 pm local time in a wooded area off County Road 12 in New Hampton, about 4 miles south of Middletown and 60 miles north of New York City The wrecks are about 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) apart, and one of them was on fire.

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