New photo released of the deadly Watsonville plane crash

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Officials released a new photo on Thursday from the fatal Watsonville plane crash last month. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)’s photo shows two planes colliding in midair. This tragic incident killed three people. 

The incident happened on August 18, around 2:55 p.m, and killed two pilots and a passenger. 

Seconds before the planes collided, the pilot of the Cessna 152 (smaller single-engine plane) told the pilot of the Cessna 340 (larger twin-engine plane) that he was going to go around him “because you are coming up on me pretty quick.” 

According to the audio retrieved from the incident, these were one of the final words said between the two pilots before the crash.