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Planes crash north of Phoenix, killing three

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PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix, killing three people and injuring two.

Capt. Dave Wilson of the Daisy Mountain Fire Department says circumstances of the crash Friday involving two single-engine planes are under investigation.

Television news footage showed only charred wreckage left from one of the planes, while the other was fairly intact.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says another pilot reported seeing two planes collide about 15 miles northwest of the Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix.

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