Pair of Planes Collide Near Las Vegas, No Survivors

A mid-air collision of two airplanes at the North Las Vegas Airport in Nevada killed all four individuals aboard both planes.

According to the North Las Vegas Fire Department (NLVFD), a Piper PA-46 aircraft and a Cessna 172 collided in mid-air at around 12 o’clock local time on Sunday at the North Las Vegas Airport while both planes attempted to land.

The NLVFD confirmed that the Cessna aircraft plummeted into a water retention pond in the airport while the Piper crashed into a field east of the airport’s Runway 30-Right.

The Piper PA-46 and the Cessna 172 each had two individuals aboard, resulting in no survivors and four fatalities. 

North Las Vegas airport officials said that the airport remained open except for two runways that were closed to let first responders and investigators examine the incident hours after the tragedy. 

A United States Air Force veteran, Jeffrey Lustick, uploaded on Twitter a video of the Piper aircraft up in flames after it crashed.

“My heart goes out to the families of those who passed away today,” expressed Lustick.

According to the NLVFD, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating the incident.

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