Search crews continue to look for a plane after a recent crash in mid-air off the coast.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau says that around 2 p.m. on Sunday, rescue crews discovered wreckage of one plane that possibly was involved in a mid-air collision with another plane off of San Pedro.
The recovery was made two miles off the Angels Gate area. While the investigation continues, the Sheriff’s Department says they are still hoping to find the second plane and one more victim. They have been using three different types of sonar devices to search the ocean floor for any wreckage. Remotely operated underwater vehicles were also deployed along with divers.
Officials say they are going off recent flight pattern information in hopes of finding the second plane. So far, two victims have been found.
While officials have not released the names of the three victims who died in the crash, St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church identified one of them as Deacon Martin Clement of Redondo Beach. The pilot of the other plane is said to be Mary Falstrom, who was identified by her husband.
Falstrom was a longtime pilot who volunteered at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance and flew her plane many times throughout the week from the Torrance Airport. She was also a former flight attendant and was part of the Del Amo Flyers as well as the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and was known to love her red sports car.
The Western Museum of Flight says they have planned a public memorial for Mary on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m.
If you have any information, you can contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement at (323) 881-7800.