4 Killed after 2 Planes Collide Mid-Air in Australia

The Authorities Said the Planes were Engaged in Flight Training at the Time of Crash


Four people died after two planes collided mid-air in the Australian state of Victoria.

The police said two twin-engine light aircraft collided near Mangalore airport. The authorities believe the two pilots may not have seen each other due to cloud cover.

Each of the planes had two people on board and had taken off from different airports. Both vehicles were in flight training when the crash occurred.

One aircraft was operated by flying school Moorabbin Aviation Services and a second one was operated by the Peninsula Aero Club.

A Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) spokesperson said the planes were flying at about 4,000ft (1,219m) when the collision occurred.