4 people killed when 2 small planes collide mid-air at North Las Vegas Airport

NORTH LAS VEGAS — Four people were killed when two small planes collided in mid-air at an airport near Las Vegas, officials said.

The collision occurred Sunday afternoon at 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 Sunday noon.

FAA officials say the Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when it collided with the Cessna 172. The Piper crashed into a field east of Runway 30-Right and the Cessna fell into a water retention basin. Authorities say there were two people on each plane.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department confirmed four deaths at the scene.

North Las Vegas Airport is a public facility approximately three miles north of downtown Las Vegas. It is used primarily by smaller aircraft for general aviation and sightseeing flights.

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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