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Three Dead After Planes Apparently Collide

August 12, 1985

QUINLAN, Texas (AP) _ Two private planes apparently collided in flight over northeastern Texas today, killing at least three people, officials said.

One of the planes managed to land, and its two occupants escaped injury, officials said. The other plane crashed near Lake Tawakoni at about 10:15 a.m., said Hunt County sheriff’s dispatcher Sherrye Pruitt.

The bodies of three victims were taken to a funeral home, she said.

Bruce Rody, the owner of the property where the plane crashed, said he was outside burning trash when he heard the crippled aircraft fly over.

″I thought it was a helicopter and then it went boom,″ Rody said.

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