My condolences to the families of the victims of this incident.(DesNews---don't you have on file a more accurate photograph of the type
of airplane involved? It wasn't a commercial jet-liner, was it?)
toosmartforyou: The article stated the aircraft was a Cessna 172. If unsure of
the type of aircraft you can enter in the name and model in a search engine or
check Jane's Aircraft book in a library or on line.The plane is
a four seat, single engine private or general aviation aircraft. A small guy
plane-wise. You can tell that by the photo.