Four people were killed in a collision between two small planes near Las Vegas
Four people were killed when two small airplanes collided in mid-air at a nearby airport Las Vegassay officials.
The fatal accident happened at North Las Vegas Airport on Sunday afternoon, with the North Las Vegas Fire Department confirming the fatalities.
That Federal Flight Administration says a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided around 12:00 p.m. on the traffic pattern.
FAA officials say the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when it collided with the Cessna 172. Authorities say two people were on each plane.
The Piper crashed into a field east of the runway while the Cessna crashed into a water retention pond.
“Incident Alert – at approximately 12 noon today, NLVFD and LVFR crews responded to a report of a mid-air collision at North Las Vegas Airport. There are currently 4 reported deaths. The accident is still under investigation,” the North Las Vegas Fire Department tweeted.
The crash remains under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. Located about three miles north of downtown Las Vegas, the airport is primarily used by smaller aircraft.