North Las Vegas plane Crash: Three Victims Identified

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Las Vegas plane Crashes: On Sunday afternoon, two small planes, a Piper PA-46 and a Cessna 172, attempted landing on the runways that were parallel to each other. The pilots could not control the planes. They collided mid-air and crashed in North Las Vegas. There were four persons on board, and unfortunately, none of them could survive.

Both were single-engine planes. Piper PA-46 landed upside down into a field which is east of Runway 30-Right, whereas Cessna 172 landed into an area meant for water retention. Cessna 172 burst into flames.

Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified and released three out of the four victims. These are:

  • 82-year-old Donald Stuart Goldberg, who was the pilot of Piper PA-46
  • 76-year-old Carol Scanlon, who was the passenger of Piper PA-46, and
  • 47-year-old Zach Rainey, who was flying along with the flight instructor on Cessna 172.

The family members of Zach identified him. The identity of the instructor is yet to be determined.

The victims of the Piper PA-46 plane were from Las Vegas and died due to blunt trauma.

The authorities Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash. The owner of Cessna 172, Matthew Binner, posted on Facebook about the crash. He said that he is fully cooperating in the investigation. Gold Aero Aviation LLC of Tampa, Florida, owned Piper PA-46.

Zach’s family has created a GoFundMe page for him. Anyone who would like to give financial support can contribute to Zach’s GoFundMe page.

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