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Two planes collide in mid-air in US, 8 feared dead

At least eight people are believed to be killed after two airplanes collided in mid-air and crashed into a lake in the US state of Idaho on Sunday afternoon.

According to the reports, the two planes met head-on over Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho, after which they sank.

The reports stated that after the collision, bodies of two victims, both deceased, were retrieved from the planes before they sank. However, the remaining six victims have not been traced yet and they are feared dead.

The deaths include children and adults. However, no further details have been given out yet, Investigators said, adding that they have not yet been able to establish the cause behind the mid-air collision or the number of people aboard each plane.

As per the report, the planes were found by a sonar team deep in the water, the recovery of debris will take at least a day or two.

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Ian Gregor has confirmed that one of the aircraft involved in the mishap was a Cessna 206.

Meanwhile, investigators are yet to ascertain the make and model number of the other aircraft involved in the accident.

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