Narrative:The Metro collided with a Mooney 20 (N6485U) at 7000 feet, while the Metro was on a runway 34 approach. Both airplanes fell to the ground with the wreckage scattered over 2sq miles in a residential area.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE: "Lack of navigational vigilance by the Mooney instructor pilot which led to the authorized intrusion into the Salt Lake City airport radar service area. Contributing to the accident were the absence of a Mode-C transponder on the Mooney airplane and the limitations of the air traffic control system to provide collision protection under the circumstances of this accident."
Mid air collision
Loss of control
Official accident investigation report
Follow-up / safety actions
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Distance from Pocatello Airport, ID to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 240 km (150 miles).