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Second body found after plane collision

May 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
On Friday, search crews found a second body and the cockpit section of one of the small planes that collided off the coast of Long Beach.At least three people were killed in the mid-air collision just before 6 p.m. Monday.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say a Cessna 172, occupied by an instructor and a student pilot slammed into a Cessna 310, with one pilot on board.

The body and the wreckage were discovered five miles off the coast of Long Beach.

Divers on Thursday discovered the first body, in about 80 feet of water, near the wreckage of the Cessna 172, which was found Wednesday.

A third victim is still missing.

Both planes are believed to have taken off from the Long Beach Airport.

The victims have yet to be identified, and the circumstances of the crash have yet to be determined.

City News Service contributed to this story.

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