Search Continues After Two Planes Collide Midair
The search is ongoing after two small planes crashed and one plunged into the water off of the coast of San Pedro and L.A. Harbor. Yesterday, it was reported by a private fishing vessel that they saw the small plane land in the water after what could be a possible midair collision with another small plane.
The search launched two miles off the Port of Long Beach and included divers, boats, and helicopters rushing to the site of the crash. In the debris, a tail number was found. As of last night, there had been no survivors found. The search was still ongoing as of this morning. It is believed that there were three people on the two planes, two men ages 61 and 81, and a woman age 72.
According to the reports, the U.S. Coast Guard stated that at least one small plane crashed in the water, but they were investigating a possible second plan that may have been involved in the midair collision. Two small planes were on the radar at the time of the crash, but a second plane has not been located. The search is being conducted for both planes.
The collision occurred at roughly 3:30 P.M. on Friday, February 5, 2016 with no immediate sign as to the cause of the accident.
The search will continue over the 200-square-mile area.