Bodies found after two aircraft go down off Los Angeles coast


LOS ANGELES — Divers recovered two bodies and wreckage of a plane off the coast of Los Angeles Sunday, the county sheriff's department says.

The bodies will be identified by the medical examiner's office.

Two small planes went down Friday, after what could have been an in-flight collision.

A total of three people may have been aboard the two aircraft. The search operation continues Monday.

Authorities discovered a log book that helped them identify one of the planes and people on board — two men, ages 61 and 81.

Another plane, believed to be piloted by a 72-year-old woman, was expected to arrive at Torrance airport Friday but never showed, the U.S. Coast Guard says.

One of the aircraft was a Beechcraft and the other was a Super Decathlon, a plane that's often used for aerobatic stunts.

The incident occurred near the community of San Pedro, south of downtown Los Angeles and just west of Long Beach.

 

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