3 dead after two planes collide in McKinney

MCKINNEY, TX (KAUZ) - McKinney police say three people were killed after two planes collided in the air Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash happened just after 5:30 p.m.

FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says "both aircraft were flying under Visual Flight Rules and were not in contact with air traffic control at the time of the collision."

A witness said he saw the two planes collide, adding one of them came down spiraling nose-first.

He said the planes were flying low to the ground, and they crashed in a very populated area.

Other witnesses said one of the planes crashed in the parking lot of a Home Depot.

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