Cargo planes collide over N. Carolina; no one hurt

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 5:42 PM

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The military says cargo planes from the Army and Air Force collided in the air over North Carolina, but no one was injured.

The Air Force's 440th Airlift Wing based at Fort Bragg's airfield said Tuesday the collision happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Air Force spokeswoman Maj. Lisa Ray says the Army C-27J and the Air Force C-130H were able to land without injuries.

Ray says neither plane can fly, but she didn't know if that was because of damage or if they hadn't been thoroughly inspected.

She said she didn't know how air traffic controllers failed to prevent the collision, the extent of the damage to the planes or the altitude over the Army post when they hit each other.