Three Killed In Texas Midair

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Three people died when a Piper Arrow and a Luscombe collided near McKinney, Texas, Saturday. The aircraft were near Aero Country Airport when they came together. One crashed onto a road and another hit a storage yard and caught fire, burning some of the goods in the yard along with the airframe. The occupants haven’t been identified. There is no official word on the circumstances of the crash but witness Rodney Livermore had a clear view of the crash sequence.

"They were making a turn and one of the planes slid into the other," Livermore told local media. "You heard a loud crash and bang. One of them came straight down. The other one had a little control, but it was coming down. There was no stopping it.” Aero Country Airport is privately owned, public use facility with a 4352x60-foot asphalt/turf runway (17/35) and is operated by the property owners at the airport.

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