One of two small private airplanes that collided midair over McKinney in Collin County, Texas on Saturday, December 31 dropped into an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage facility, causing massive fire to the property.
Three passengers of one airplane lost their lives in the accident. Two of them were identified as retired Air Force pilot Gregory Barber and his son, Tim, who was home for the holiday vacation from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a source informed. The third victim was yet to be identified. No one on the ground was injured.
National Transportation Safety Board officials combed through the wreckage at the facility while unit renters stood by to find out if their properties were burned in the fire. Custer Road was temporarily closed to traffic to make way for the second airplane’s cleanup and removal.
The airplanes both took off from Aero County Airport.