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Search continues for people on board plane, helicopter that collided

Cobra Helicopter: File Photo Cobra Helicopter: File Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Aircraft and ships are scouring the ocean off San Diego for any signs of survivors of a nighttime collision of a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a Marine Corps attack helicopter.

A crew of seven was aboard the airplane and two were aboard the helicopter when the aircraft collided Thursday night 50 miles west of the San Diego County coast and 15 miles east of San Clemente Island, a Navy training site.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Levi Read says the search is focused on the area of a debris field.

Read says that at the time of the crash, the C-130 was searching for a man in a skiff who was reported missing out of Los Angeles. The Camp Pendleton-based AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter was on a training mission.

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