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UPDATE: Both pilots confirmed dead after planes collide in midair while fighting Bishop Fire |

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UPDATE: Both pilots confirmed dead after planes collide in midair while fighting Bishop Fire

CALIENTE, Nev. (KLAS) — Officials say both pilots have died after a crash between two planes. The two single-engine “Air Tractor AT8T” airplanes collided in midair around 1 p.m. while fighting the Bishop Fire near Caliente, Nevada on Thursday.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Kane Springs Road and Riggs Road.

FAA officials say just one person was aboard each aircraft during the crash.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate at the scene of the crash to determine the probable cause of the accident. Recovery operations are currently underway and initial notifications are still being made.