December 22, 2005, La Verne, Calif. / Beech F33A Bonanza and Cessna 172N


The Cessna was substantially damaged-but the Bonanza was emerged unscathed-when they both collided on short final at 1054 Pacific time. No one aboard either airplane was injured. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the Beech pilot, ATC cleared him to land on Runway 26R. He accidentally set up for landing on Runway 26L. While on short final, he felt his airplane hit something and heard the controller instruct him to go around. The pilot went around and set up for an uneventful landing. The Cessna landed uneventfully although its left wing was bent upward about 30 degrees.


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