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Two Planes Go Down Near Los Angeles

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | February 06, 2016

Two Planes Go Down Near Los Angeles

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Two planes went down Friday off the coast of Los Angeles in what the Coast Guard says might have been a collision.

Authorities have not confirmed that the two planes crashed; however, a witness reported a downed airplane to the Coast Guard shortly after 3 p.m. It was at that same time that the Federal Aviation Administration said two planes disappeared from radar, Capt. Jennifer Williams said at a news conference on Friday, according to CNN

"We are speculating to some degree that there were two aircraft, but it would be unusual for one just to go down with that amount of debris field," Williams said.

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Authorities found a log book, which helped them identify one of the planes and the two people on board, CNN said.

Williams said another plane was supposed to arrive at a Torrance, Calif., airport on Friday but never showed up, CNN reported.

With the help of dozens of federal and local authorities, the Coast Guard is conducting a rescue operation, CNN said.

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"We don't want to give up on anybody that potentially is out there," Williams said. "It's cold water, but it is possible to survive in those temperatures."


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