Cessnas Stick Together In Crash


Two Cessnas became a biplane near Cincinnati on Sunday, but the results could have been a lot worse. In fact, all three occupants of the two planes, a 172 and a 152, survived the ensuing crash-landing with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Both planes were reportedly doing touch-and-goes at Cincinnati West Airport when the landing gear of one of the planes hit the top of the wing of the other. “They seemed to lock up and flat-spin down to the ground,” flight instructor Tim Bayne, who witnessed the accident, told the Cincinnati Inquirer. The planes ended up one on top of the other in a gravel pit. The 172 pilot was identified as Jack Baer and he was accompanied by LeRoy Sabatelli, who was reportedly in serious condition in hospital. Jack Deye was flying the 152 and he was reported in fair condition.