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4 dead after small plane collides at North Las Vegas airport

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. –

Four people died Sunday after two small planes collided at North Las Vegas Airport, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a single-engine Piper PA-46 and a single-engine Cessna 172 collided around noon Sunday.

“Preliminary information indicates that Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when it collided with Cessna 172,” the FAA said. “Piper crashed into… field east of Runway 30-Right and Cessna fell into a water retention pond.”

Two people were in each plane and all four were killed, according to city fire department officials.

The names, ages and hometowns of the victims were not immediately released.

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA will investigate the cause of the crash.

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