The accident at the North Las Vegas airport
Four people were killed on Sunday after two small planes collided in mid-air at a Las Vegas airport, local officials and media reported.
A single-engine Piper PA-46 aircraft was preparing to land at North Las Vegas airport in the U.S. state of Nevada around noon local time when it collided with a single-engine Cessna 172, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement to AFP. “The Piper crashed…in a field east of Runway 30-Right and the Cessna fell into a water-retaining pond,” the agency said. “Two people were on board of each plane.” Four people died in the incident, local media reported, citing city officials. An investigation is underway, the FAA said.