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Four dead after mid-air collision

Four people are dead after two small planes collided over Alaska, authorities say.

Alaska State trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Saturday's crash.

One of the aircraft landed safely after the accident near Trapper Creek, while the other crashed in flames.

Authorities initially said at least two people were killed, but later announced that there were four confirmed deaths.

Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 180 that crashed was destroyed by the impact and fire. The second plane was able to return to Anchorage International Airport, about 80 miles to the south.


From Belfast Telegraph