FAA: 2 dead after 2 planes collide over NY woods

WAWAYANDA, N.Y. - (AP) - Police and aviation officials say two small planes collided over a wooded area in upstate New York, killing two people.

The single-engine, four-seat Pipers crashed Monday afternoon inNew Hampton, a hamlet about 60 miles north of New York City.

State police Capt. Joseph Tripodo tells the Times Herald-Recordof Middletown the planes collided, leaving substantial wreckage attwo impact sites a couple of hundred yards apart.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirms two people werekilled. State police say it was one pilot in each plane.

Authorities initially said someone also was critically injured.Now they say nobody was.

Area resident Rebekah Rochelle says she was in her vegetablegarden when she happened to look up and saw two planes flyingsouth. She says one plane "clipped" the other.

The cause of the collision is unknown.

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