LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators say a landing gear collapsed on a twin-engine Piper Aerostar airplane that crashed and burned this month at North Las Vegas Airport.
A pilot and flight instructor escaped injury in the Jan. 2 crash.
A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report made no finding about the cause of the crash or why the landing gear failed. Final NTSB reports sometimes take a year to complete.
The NTSB said the pilot was practicing simulated single-engine landings when the main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft veered off the runway and caught fire.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the crash was the second in less than a year for 72-year-old pilot Norman Ivans at the same airport.
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