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May 9, 2011

Two Killed as Planes Collide Over New York

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By: Matt Molnar
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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.

With BNO News