TODAY | April 30, 2013
>> two small planes colliding in california.
>> the f.a.a. and ntsb are launching investigations into monday's midair collision. the two small planes . unfortunately left one pilot dead. mid-air mystery. investigators are looking into how two small planes managed to collide in clear skies north of los angeles , resulting in one fatality, a small brush fire and a surreal scene on a golf course . fire crews were called to the scene in the santa monica mountains when they came across the burning wreckage of a cessna aircraft and the remains of the pilot. five minutes later they got a call for a second small airplane coming to an abrupt but successful landing on the third hole of the west lake golf course .
>> i see a white streak going across the course. ended up being a plane. it spun, hit a tree and turned.
>> reporter: those three passengers were treated but amazingly suffered only minor injuries.
>> i was flabbergasted by it. it was amazing to see a plane on the course.
>> reporter: the f.a.a. confirm it is two planes collided in the air. investigators believe the pilot killed was on an engine test flight but expect to know more details in the