Report: Pilots had 40-Seconds to Avoid Collision - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Report: Pilots had 40-Seconds to Avoid Collision

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Federal authorities have released their investigation of an airplane collision that killed four men over northeast Ohio in October 2005.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilots of a home-made Lancair 235 that collided with a Cessna 172-L never saw the other aircraft.

Investigators say the Lancair's pilots had 40 seconds to avoid the Cessna that they were rapidly overtaking, but failed to react.

Their findings were based on visibility and the speed of the planes.

The two men in each plane were killed in the in-air collision over Portage County

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