I know that these types of incidents happen all the time around the world, but I wanted to take a moment to mention this one since it's so close to home for me.
The instructor killed in this incident was my best friend's mentor and instructor, and the student an attendee of my alma-mater. Even more chilling is that we were having lunch today at LUK when it happened, where my buddy and the CFI killed in the crash had parked a 172 for lunch 50 ft. outside the same door less than 24 hours before.
We're looking forward to the NTSB findings; at least Mike died doing what he enjoyed. He was a very young guy with so much ahead of him.
Please fly safe, everyone.