The collision happened around noon Sunday at the North Las Vegas Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration says a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided in the traffic pattern around noon Sunday.
FAA officials say the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when it collided with the Cessna 172. The Piper crashed into in a field east of Runway 30-Right and the Cessna fell into a water retention pond. Authorities say two people were in each plane.
The North Las Vegas Fire Department confirmed four fatalities at the scene.
Incident Alert- at aprox 12pm today NLVFD and LVFR crews responded to a report of a mid air collision at the North Las Vegas airport. At this time there are 4 reported fatalities. Accident is still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/HhyeCDLrnE
— CNLV Fire Department (@NLVFireDept) July 17, 2022
North Las Vegas Airport is a public-use facility about three miles north of downtown Las Vegas. It is used primarily by smaller aircraft for general aviation and scenic tours.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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