Three People Died in the McKinney Plane Collision

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On Saturday, tragedy struck in mid-air above McKinney, Texas when two small planes collided. The accident occurred near the Aero Country Airport in the 500 block of North Custer Road, according to NBC DFW.

Three people died from the crash. Two men have been identified as Tim and Greg Barber. Both were pilots. Greg was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, and 18-year-old Tim was home on holiday break from the Air Force Academy.

CBS DFW spoke with a good longtime friend of Greg Barber’s, Keith Clifton. He stated that the Barber’s aircraft was hit in the tail shortly after taking off. He went on to say, “[Greg] was an extremely accomplished pilot. It’s an accident. They call it that for a reason. A plane just won’t fly without his tail. He got clipped by the other plane. It’s a tragedy for everyone on that.”

The third person who passed away in the awful accident was recently identified by WFAA as 48-year-old Robert Navar from Frisco. They stated that the “remnants of Navar’s aircraft was removed from a storage facility by the National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday.”

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident to find out the details of the accident that left no witnesses in the aircrafts.