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Small plane crashes after midair collision near LA


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say two small airplanes apparently collided in midair over Southern California mountains, sending one crashing into a ridge while the second made an emergency landing on a golf course.

Three people onboard the plane that landed on the golf course had minor injuries, while rescuers searched for survivors from the fiery crash.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says preliminary radar records show the two flight-paths crossed just after 2 p.m.

Firefighters responding to a report of a small wildfire spotted aircraft debris on the charred site. Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson said ground crews later confirmed a small plane crashed.

KNBC-TV broadcast footage of the second plane sitting on the golf course in Westlake Village. The landing gear was not visible.

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