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Four Killed in Midair Plane Collision in NevadaFour people were killed on Sunday when two small airplanes collided in the air over North Las Vegas airport in Nevada, the authorities said. The planes, a single-engine Piper PA-46, and a single-engine Cessna 172, were preparing to land when the crash took place, according to the Federal Aviation Administration and a fire official. (www.nytimes.com) More...
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Someday, like the evolution of cheap television, TCAS will be available to all.
I'll bet you a c-note that Malibu had a Garmin rack or similar complete with TCAS and smooth ran over the 172.
“Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect.” - Captain A. G. Lamplugh
What were their relative positions? This might have been the classic high-wing / low-wing visual block issue. We were constantly reminded in flight school about this and, 55 years later, I continue to strain with arthritic pain to look above and below, sometimes with a crab or slip depending on what I'm flying. And specially at fly-in's during the breakfast hour -- it can be a zoo up there!
I'm just an old aviation student and it seems from the commentary here that there wasn't anything the Cessna could have done to avoid getting run over from the rear by the Malibu, correct??....unless equipped with rear view cameras and/or TCAS.