At least 5 killed after two small planes collide over southern California

OTAY MESA, Calif. (FOX NEWS) - Authorities said five people were killed Sunday when two small planes collided in midair while approaching an airport in souther San Diego County, Calif., sparking brush fires in a remote field where the wreckage landed.

National Transportation Safety Board investigator Andrew Swick told NBC San Diego that four people were on board a twin-engine Sabreliner jet that collided with a single-engine Cessna 172.

The Sabreliner had been leased by military contractor BAE Systems, which issued a statement confirming its employees were on board the aircraft. The pilot of the Cessna was also killed. Swick said the Cessna pilot had been taking a cross-country trip.

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