Airplane Collision Over Upstate New York; 3 Reportedly Dead

The number of fatalities is unknown at this time.

— -- Two planes collided over upstate New York this morning, reportedly causing three deaths.

The incident occurred a little before 9:30 a.m., according to the Erie County Sheriff's office, when two planes that were en route to a small airport in Hamburg, New York, struck one another.

One plane came down near a barn, according to the sheriff's office, and both planes have subsequently been recovered.

The sheriff's office said three people died in the collision -- two on one plane and one on the other, according to The Associated Press and ABC affiliate WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that the collision occurred "in flight."

"A Cessna 120 and a Piper PA 28 made contact in flight and crashed in North Collins, NY today," the FAA said.

The agency said it would investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.