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Three dead after two small planes collide at Georgia airport

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BY CORKY SIEMASZKO, NBC News

(NBC News) - Three people were killed Wednesday when two single-engine planes collided in midair at a Georgia airport, federal aviation officials reported.

The planes involved in the deadly collision at West Georgia Regional Airport were a Diamond Aircraft DA20C1 and a Beech F33A, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official.

The deadly crash happened near the end of runway 35, according to Randy Williams, a manager at the airport.

The airport is located about 50 miles west of Atlanta and has no air traffic controllers or control tower. Pilots communicate with each other on a shared radio frequency.

No details about the victims were immediately available.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates.

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