Three dead after two small airplanes collide midair

CARROLLTON, GA (AP) — Federal officials say a deadly plane crash in western Georgia was caused by two small aircraft colliding in midair.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that two single-engine planes collided over the West Georgia Regional Airport. The crash happened just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in Carroll County, about 45 miles west of Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports Bud Benefield, a deputy fire chief for Carroll County, confirmed three people died in the crash.

The FAA says it’s investigating the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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