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Indian girl killed as two aircraft collide in US

Police identified the victim as Nisha Sejwal from India 

Washington: A 19-year-old Indian girl was among three people killed when two small training aircraft from a flight school collided midair in the US state of Florida.

The two small planes likely to piloted by trainers smashed into each other over the Florida Everglades near Miami, the Federal Aviation Administration said, the Miami Herald reported.

The two aircraft — Piper PA-34 and Cessna 172 — belonged to Dean International, a flight school in Miami that has a history of more than two dozen incidents and accidents in the decade between 2007 and 2017, Miami Dade County Mayor said.

Police confirmed at least three deaths and are investigating whether a fourth person was killed. Police identified the three victims as Nisha Sejwal from India and Jorge Sanchez, 22 and Ralph Knight, 72. The Indian girl had enrolled in flight school in September 2017, according to her Facebook page. The debris of the crashed planes was located in a region only accessible by airboats. Two victims were discovered at the wreckage of one small plane.

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