Two Airplanes Collide Off Los Angeles; 3 Missing

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Coast Guard boats and divers are searching the waters off Los Angeles this morning after two single-engine airplanes collided Friday afternoon. The Coast Guard said the collision occurred about 3:30 p.m. in clear skies, The Associated Press reported. Two men, ages 61 and 81, were on board a Beechcraft Bonanza, and a woman, 72, was piloting the other airplane. That is believed to be a Citabria, according to KTLA 5, quoting an FAA spokesman.

The Bonanza wreckage has been found along with a pilot's logbook, the AP reported. The two aircraft had flown from Torrance Airport to a commonly used practice area, according to media reports. Both aircraft were based at Torrance, according to various reports. ATC saw what was believed to be the collision when two radar targets came together, according to the AP report.