Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 15, Long Beach, Calif. / Cessna 152 and Cessna Skyhawk

At about 15:40 Pacific time, a Cessna 152 and a Cessna 172N collided over the Pacific Ocean about six miles south of the Long Beach Municipal Airport. Both airplanes were being operated by the same flight school and both contained a student pilot and flight instructor. All four were killed. Witnesses said that, following the collision, both airplanes entered uncontrolled descents into the water....

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