Two dead after light planes collide mid-air in New Zealand

Two pilots have died after their light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday.
Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jumped shortly before it crashed with the other plane, a training aircraft. A helicopter, also preparing to land, managed to avoid the collision.
The police said that both planes dropped immediately after impact, hitting the ground south of the Hood Aerodrome near the town of Masterton on New Zeland’s North Island.
There was no immediate information about a potential cause of the crash and the police would not release the names of the victims, saying they were still trying to locate family members.

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