- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on a midair collision between two small planes (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are believed to have been aboard two small planes that collided just outside Los Angeles Harbor. No survivors have yet been found.

Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams said Friday night that two men ages 61 and 81 were aboard one plane and a 72-year-old woman was aboard the other plane.

The Coast Guard says they have found wreckage including a pilot’s logbook from the Beechcraft plane that was carrying the two men. The plane flown by the woman is missing, and air traffic controllers saw two aircraft apparently run into each other on radar, leading authorities to conclude they must have collided.

Williams says both planes had taken off from the nearby Torrance Airport, and both pilots were experienced.

The weather was clear, and there’s no word on a cause.

The search for wreckage and possible survivors is expected to continue through the night and into Saturday.


5:35 p.m.

Authorities say two small planes have collided and crashed into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor and there’s no word on survivors.

The Coast Guard says the midair collision took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday. It’s unknown how many people were on board.

There were reports of debris about two miles outside the harbor breakwater.

Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett says divers have found a plane tail number and a partial number from a second plane in the water.

About two dozen divers are working at the site but the wreckage may be at the bottom in 80 to 90 feet of water.


5 p.m.

A search is under way near Los Angeles harbor for a small plane that reportedly crashed in the ocean.

Long Beach fire Capt. Mark Miller says the control tower at Long Beach airport reported that the plane had gone down about two miles from the breakwater around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Reports indicated water in the area is about 80 feet deep.

Rescue divers, lifeguards and Coast Guard boats are in the area.

There are reports of debris in the water but underwater visibility in the area is limited to a few feet.

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