Searchers Wednesday discovered the wreckage and the body of the sole occupant of the second of two small planes that went down after colliding in midair over the Pacific Ocean last Friday, KTTV reported.
A recovery effort was in progress near where the two planes collided about three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Calif.
The search team was working Wednesday afternoon to recover the second plane's fuselage as well as the victim's body found inside, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau.
Two men, ages 61 and 81, were believed to be aboard one plane, a Beechcraft. Coast Guard Capt. Jennifer Williams said wreckage and a pilot’s logbook from that plane were found Sunday.
The second plane, a Citabria, was being flown by a 72-year-old woman. Air traffic controllers saw two aircraft apparently run into each other on radar, leading authorities to believe they may have collided.
The crash site was near the Angels Gate light, a lighthouse at the San Pedro Breakwater that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is popular with flight students.