2 dead after planes collide in Edgewater

EDGEWATER, Fla. (WESH) — Two people are dead after two planes collided Saturday in Edgewater, Florida, authorities said.

The incident was reported around 8:45 a.m. The FAA said the two planes collided around three miles northwest of Massey Airpark. FAA Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said one of the planes was a Cessna 170, and the second plane is an unknown type of experimental aircraft. She said the National Transportation Safety Board is heading the investigation to determine the cause of the crash. FAA investigators also responded to the scene.

Edgewater officials have informed WESH 2 News that the female pilot of the Cessna is dead, and the male pilot of the experimental plane is dead.

The wreckage landed in the woods near I-95 and SR 442. Some emergency vehicles could be seen on the shoulder of the interstate there, but the vehicles have since departed. The FHP advised that traffic was not impacted by the incident.

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