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No serious injuries after mid-air collision over Tacoma

Associated Press - November 20, 2007 5:35 PM ET

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Police say no one was seriously hurt after a mid-air collision between two small planes over Tacoma.

One Cessna spiraled into Commencement Bay. The pilot and his mother, who is in her 70s, were picked up by a boat as the plane sank.

Police Det. Thomas Williams says he's OK and she's being treated at a hospital for mild hypothermia.

The other plane landed safely on the ground at Thun Field in Puyallup (pew-AL'-up), which is about 10 miles southeast of Tacoma.

Williams says the accident was reported at 12:38. Witnesses saw one plane spiral into the water and land like a seaplane about a quarter-mile off shore.

That plane sank in 400 feet of water. Williams says there's been no fuel leak.

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