3 people killed when two planes collide, crash in Florida Everglades

Two planes collide and crash in the Florida Everglades in Miami-Dade. (CBS Newspath)

Three people are dead after two planes collided and crashed in the Florida Everglades, CBS Miami reported.

The crash scene is in the western part of the county near 22700 SW 8 Street, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue,Florida Highway Patrol and Miccosukee Police responded to the scene just after 1 p.m., officials said in a news conference late Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews used air boats to navigate to the scenes of the wreckage, which is about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport.

The victims were identified as 22-year-old Jorge A. Sanchez, 72-year-old Ralph Knight, and 19-year-old Nisha Sejwal, according to Miami-Dade police.

The planes involved are a Piper PA-34 and Cessna 172, according to the FAA. Miami-Dade police say there may be a fourth victim.

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