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3 killed after two small planes crash in air in Miami and the surrounding area, authorities say

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Wreckage of two aircraft found in the Florida Everglades

Raw video shows the wreckage of two small planes that crashed in the Florida Everglades.

Authorities say three people were killed after two small planes crashed air over the Everglades of Florida near Miami Tuesday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giminez said to the Miami Herald, the two aircraft took off from the Dean International flight school in Miami Executive Airport and crashed nine miles away.

According to WSVN, two victims were discovered in the wreckage of a small plane and a third was found near the crash site of the second plane.

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Authorities told Fox News that it is not clear exactly how the collision unfolded.

After the Fire Rescue in the first instance, tweeted that they are on the way to the scene of a small plane crash, they said crews found an additional downed plane.

#MDFRUpdate: #MDFR Air Rescue and the Marine Unit Airboat responded to a small plane down near 22700 SW 8 St. Crews on the scene lies in a second plane down in the area. At this time, the number of souls on board is unknown. https://t.co/9DUWyoAgPp

— MDFR (@MiamiDadeFire) July 17, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said they are “investigating an aircraft incident with a Piper PA-34 and Cessna 172, which happened ca. nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport at about 1 pm EDT.”

Preliminary: #FAA with respect to the #GeneralAviation accident in the vicinity of #Miami. pic.twitter.com/fBvb9sH9xB

— The FAA (@FAANews) July 17, 2018

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The names of the victims were not immediately released.

Fox News’ Ivonne Amor and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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