October 14, 2005, Rootstown, Ohio / Lancair 235 and Cessna 172L


The two aircraft collided in mid-air and were destroyed at 1405 Eastern time. Visual conditions prevailed; all four aboard both airplanes were fatally injured. The Lancair, with a pilot and pilot-rated passenger aboard had departed Carroll County–Tolson Airport (TSO), Carrollton, Ohio, with an intended destination of Portage County Airport (29G), Ravenna, Ohio. The Cessna, with a flight instructor and dual student aboard, was engaged in a dual instructional flight, having departed departed Akron Fulton International Airport (AKR).


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