- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County coroner has identified two men whose bodies were recovered from a small plane that plunged into the ocean last week after a midair collision.

City News Service says they’re identified as 80-year-old James Franklin Garber III of Los Angeles and 61-year-old Martin Richard Clement of Redondo Beach.

The Federal Aviation Administration says Garber was certified as a flight instructor.

Clement was a deacon at a Redondo Beach Catholic church.

Officials can’t say which man was piloting the Beech 35 Bonanza when it collided with a Citabria on Feb. 5 outside Los Angeles Harbor. Both aircraft plunged into the sea.

The pilot was alone in the Citabria. She hasn’t been officially identified but Richard Falstrom of Torrance says it was his 72-year-old wife, Mary, a veteran pilot.

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