Two Planes Collide in Mid-Air Over Williston: Two Dead
Two Small Planes Collided in Mid-Air Over Williston in Central Florida March 20th and Two People Have Been Killed
When the two small planes collided in mid-air at about 11:51am on Saturday they crash landed, one in a field near 215 NE 212 Court and the other a short while away in a tree according to WCJB TV.
At least two people have been confirmed dead at this time, and there were no survivors in the crash so the two people killed were most likely the pilots. Their names have not been released until the next of kin has been notified. However, Evan Sullivan, the Levy County Sheriff's Capt. stated to Ocala.com that the wreckage of one of the planes was so badly burned that it was hard to tell how many people were involved in the crash.
The cause of the crash is also still under investigation and it is not known at this point. Weather did not interfere with the crash as the skies were clear and visibility was good.
Neither plane took off from Williston Municipal Airport, but the crash did occur about seven miles away from the airport.
Debra Jones, the chairwoman of the city's airport committee told The Associated Press that neither plane took off from the airport, and it's not clear if either was trying to land there.
The Washington Post reports that Jones stated that one of the planes was a home-built model. There were no witnesses that have come forward at this point.
The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the cause of the crash.