2 planes collide midair

Three people were killed Saturday after two planes collided in midair near Boulder, CO, authorities said.

The pilot of one of the planes, a single-seat Piper Pawnee, was killed, but the glider it was towing was able to detach and land safely, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Department.

At least two people on board the other plane, a Cirrus SR 20, were killed, although the plane seated up to five, according to the sheriff's department.

CNN reported that a parachute did deploy for one of the aircraft, but no one was attached to it.

The debris was scattered over a 1 1/2-mile region near a suburban area, but no one on the ground was hurt, according to MSNBC.

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