Two people were killed and another was injured when two small planes collided over New Hampton, New York, a town located about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of New York City, officials said.

"The accident happened at 3:19 p.m. local time" on Monday, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters told Efe.

The dead and injured, who were not identifed because next of kin had not been notified, were all traveling aboard the small planes, Peters said.

The planes were both single-engine Pipers, the FAA spokesman said.

One of the planes was a PA-28 Cherokee, a four-seater designed for pilot training and recreational use, while the other was a PA-24 Comanche, which is of similar size.