3 killed when 2 planes collide in Georgia

The crash happened near West Georgia Regional Airport, according to Carroll County Fire public information officer Bud Benefield.

Bennefield told WSB-TV that it appears that the two planes collided in midair.

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Carroll County Sheriff Capt. Jeff Richards told the news channel that one of the planes was a training plane and might have been locally based.

Richards said the crash should not affect local traffic in the area.

The FAA has been notified of the crash. It released a statement to WSB-TV: "Two single aircraft, a Diamond Aircraft DA20C1 and a Beech F33A, collided in midair over at the West Georgia Airport, Carrolton, Georgia, at 10:54 a.m. today. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the cause of the accident. Please contact local authorities for passenger information."

Read more at WSB-TV.

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Posted by WSB-TV on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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