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4 dead after two planes collide at North Las Vegas Airport

Two general aviation aircraft collided at North Las Vegas Airport, killing all four people aboard both planes, aviation officials said.

On Sunday at approximately 12 p.m. local time, a Piper PA-46 was preparing to land when it collided with a Cessna 172, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

"The Piper crashed into a field east of Runway 30-Right and the Cessna fell into a water retention pond," the FAA said. "Two people were aboard each aircraft."

There were no survivors, the Clark County Department of Aviation said in a statement. 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash. 

Hours after the fatal incident, the airport remained open for air traffic with two runways being closed into the evening to allow first responders and investigators to work the scene, the aviation department said.

Matthew Binner, president of Airwork Las Vegas, which owns one of the planes, said on Facebook, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved in yesterday's terrible accident. This world lost some great people & aviators."

Binner said Airwork Las Vegas is cooperating with the investigation. He did not identify either of the people who were in the plane at the time of the crash.

The other plane was owned by Gold Aero Aviation LLC of Tampa, according to The Associated Press.

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