No immediate identification of 4 people killed in crash of 2 planes in North Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The owner of one of the single-engine planes involved in a fatal midair crash at North Las Vegas airport over the weekend said Monday he was cooperating with investigators and mourned the four people who died. .

“This world has lost great people and aviators,” Matthew Binner, president of Airwork Las Vegas, declined a phone interview, but said in a Facebook post that Sunday’s crash involving a Cessna 172 that his company owned and a Piper PA-46 was a “horrible tragedy.”

Records showed the Piper was owned by Gold Aero Aviation LLC of Tampa, Florida, where contact details were not immediately available.

Binner and officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and Clark County Coroner’s Office did not immediately identify the four people who died.

Authorities said two people were on each plane when the two planes collided in mid-air around noon.

The NTSB did not make an immediate statement about a possible cause of the crash.

The FAA said the Piper was preparing to land when it collided with the Cessna. The Piper crashed in a field and the Cessna came to rest in a water retention area.

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